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Artichoke Tea Sandwiches – and a Wusthof Bread Knife Giveaway!

December 17, 2012 | Appetizers, Sandwiches

tea sandwiches uncutHave you wondered where I’ve been for the past week or two? Well, December is the busiest time of year for my catering business and I’ve had 5 major events in just 10 days – two cooking dinner parties, two large cocktail parties (one for 50 and one for 90), and a plated dinner party for 22. Yes, my back and feet hurt. Yes, my new knee is fatigued. But the good news is I have some yummy recipes to share this week that just might make their way into your holiday entertaining plans.wusthof bread knifeThe dinner party I did was for 22 women who have held a themed cookie exchange for the past 30 years, if you can believe it. This year the theme was the Queen’s Jubilee, so they requested tea sandwiches for the passed appetizers. These are simple to make, even in a large portion like I did for the party, but you need a great bread knife to make a clean cut when removing the crusts. Wüsthof was kind enough to send me their Classic Double Serrated Bread Knife to try out – and I love this knife. It’s the cleanest cutting bread knife I’ve ever owned, and there is one on the way to one of you lucky readers too, just check out the details below!tea sandwichesI made two varieties of tea sandwiches: one with a lemon dill cream cheese spread (recipe coming soon) and cucumbers, and one with this cheesy artichoke spread. If you have any filling left over you can heat it up and eat like an artichoke dip with veggies and crackers.

Cheesy Artichoke Tea Sandwiches
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 24
  • 24 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 cans artichoke hearts, drained
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • salt, to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Divide evenly between 12 slices of bread and spread until smooth. Top with remaining slices of bread, cut off crusts, and cut each into 4 tea sandwiches.


To enter to win your very own Wusthof Classic Double Serrated Bread Knife, please do any of the following:
1. Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite type of bread is.
2. Follow me on Facebook then leave a comment here telling me that you did.
3. Follow me on Twitter, then leave a comment here telling me that you did.
4. Follow me on Pinterest, then leave a comment here telling me that you did.


Wüsthof provided me a bread knife to test and is providing the knife as a giveaway for one of my readers, but my opinions about the knife are my own, and I love it! You can find them on Facebook and Twitter at:
Twitter: @wusthof


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  1. Hi Michelle! I followed you on FB, Twitter, and Pinterest! I met you awhile back at an Oakwood Homes Demo….look forward to seeing your recipes and posts! BTW, my new favorite bread is Oroweat “Healthful”…lots of fiber! Take Care! Maybe I’ll win the knife!

  2. That looks like a great bread knife. My favorite bread is sourdough, though I like all kinds. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Bread. Where to start? We’ve been on a Paleo Diet for a while and I do miss ANYTHING toasted and slathered w/ salted high fat butter. I think every bread secretly wants to be toasted:0)
    I hope your holidays are happy and bright. See you for New Years?

    • Emily, yes toasted, yes butter! Glad you’ll be here to help on NYE!

  4. My favorite is challah!

  5. Oh my gosh! What a treat the guests got to enjoy! My favorite bread is a “real”, a.k.a. northern, hard roll, or a croissant. I can’t decide!! Tee hee! But both with butter – you can’t go wrong!


  6. Those tea sandwiches look delicious! I like all kinds of breads but the one I buy most often is a honey whole wheat sandwich bread.

  7. Hi Michele, I have been following you on FB, Pinterest & I follow your blog. I love a crusty Italian bread!

  8. I love french bread

  9. Follow you on Facebook

  10. Follow you on Twitter,

  11. Follow you on Pinterest

  12. Im what people call a “fat kid” LOL because i love food, especially breads. Im not sure what type of bread it is, but the dark brown bread from cheesecake factory is my favorite. I also love french, ciabatta, focaccia. To many to name.

    I follow on FB, twitter, and pinterest.

  13. Sourdough is my favorite!

  14. I am following you on facebook as Rust Hawk.

  15. I am following you on twitter @rusthawk

  16. I am following you on pinterest too! (rusthawk)

  17. My favorite bread is focaccia bread topped with olive oil, sea salt and tomatoes that dry in the oven and become chewy. Dip that in the warm olive oil. Forget the main course – just give me that bread!

    PS – I will be following you on Facebook as well, I found your site while looking for holiday jello shooters!

  18. Brioche.

  19. My favorite bread is Dutch bread!!

  20. My favorite bread is Asiago Cheese Bread.

  21. Follow on Facebook

  22. Follow you on Twitter

  23. Follow on Pinterest

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