radish, cucumber and herbed boursin hearts for a baby shower

If I had a nickel for every heart shape that I’ve cut out, I’d be a kazillionaire!

When I was catering during the 1980’s this was my shape of choice. Fruit tarts, cakes, cookies, bars and dainty little tea sandwiches, all heart shaped, filled my customers shopping bags and tables. The stainless steel cutter that you see in the photo is thirty years old and one of my most cherished kitchen tools.

This past Sunday, I was invited to a baby shower for a co-worker. She asked if I would make, “those cute little shower sandwiches – I love them and nobody else will take the time.” How could I refuse? I combined  an herbed boursin with spicy radish slices and crispy cucumber. They were pretty, simple to make and tasty!

With my heart-shaped cutter and trusty mandolin cutter, I whipped up a tray tea sandwiches in no time flat. I still love hearts…

radish, cucumber and herbed boursin hearts

1 loaf white sandwich bread

1 small package herbed boursin cheese

4 bright red radishes

2 small cucumbers, 4 inches long and 1 inch round

Cut out hearts from the bread – you should get 2 hearts per slice

slice radish and cucumber paper-thin using a mandolin or sharp knife

spread each heart with a generous dollop of boursin

top with 1 radish slice and 2 cucumber slices

press gently to make sure that the vegetables are adhering to the cheese

Arrange on a platter, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.

Happy Halloween and thanks for reading.