Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwiches

40 to 45 sandwiches

For the spread (makes 2 1/3 cups):

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
10 1/2 ounces Montrachet or other mild goat cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
5 to 6 tablespoons milk, half-and-half, or heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the sandwiches:

2 loaves 7-grain bread, thinly sliced
1 hothouse cucumber, not peeled


For the spread, place the cream cheese, goat cheese, garlic, thyme, parsley, 5 tablespoons milk, salt, and pepper in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until well mixed. Add an additional tablespoon of milk if the spread is very thick.

To make the sandwiches, spread each slice of bread with the goat cheese spread. Slice the cucumber in thin rounds and arrange on half the bread slices. Top with the remaining bread. Press slightly, trim off the crusts, and cut the sandwiches into halves, thirds, or triangles.

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