No you don’t have to eat snails! These pinwheel snail sandwiches are extremely cute and great fun for eating outside.
A love of the outdoors, nature and our planet is a seed sown young. The Little Grower’s Cookbook teaches us how to ignite a love of growing your own and creating food at home to enjoy with your little ones. The pinwheel snail sandwiches can be adapted – you can change the filling to whatever you like best – peanut butter or ham also works well – just don’t choose anything too chunky or you won’t be able to roll them up.
Makes 6 pinwheels
You will need
2 slices bread
Marmite or Vegemite
2 teaspoons cream cheese, plus a little extra for assembling
3 x 5cm piece cucumber
2 chives, snipped into 3cm lengths
Cocktail sticks, to secure
- Flatten the bread using a rolling pin, rolling it out like you would pastry. Cut off the crusts.
- Spread both slices of bread with a little butter, followed by some Marmite or Vegemite, then finish with cream cheese. Take one piece of bread and roll it tightly lengthways, pressing gently to seal at the outer edge. Repeat with the other piece of bread, and then cut both into 3 x 4cm pieces to make 6 pieces in total.
- Cut the cucumber into quarters lengthways, and then cut off the seeds to create a flat slice.
- Stick each snail pinwheel sandwich upright onto a cucumber base using a little extra cream cheese to help it hold. Using a cocktail stick, secure the front cucumber strip, tucking a couple of chives in either side. Serve the snails on logs or plates.
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