helps keep the bread fresh and should be trimmed just before serving.
this neatly for a clean, crisp edge. If you can slice sandwiches just
serving. Experiment with different ways of cutting the bread.
toast is preferred, trim the crust before toasting, and spread the
with butter and filling the moment it is done.
Face sandwiches dry out more quickly than those with a second piece of
bread, so you should make these last.
d'oeuvres and tea sandwiches generally begin with a slice of buttered
The butter acts as a sealer, preventing the filling from seeping into
bread and making it soggy. Be generous with the butter, making sure it
extends to the edges of the bread.
make a sandwich with salted butter or cold butter. The butter should
be sweet (unsalted) butter that has been softened to
room temperature (never melted).
should be creamy, not soupy, and, like the butter, should extend to the
edges of the bread. Keep them well chilled before making sandwiches.
overwhelm an hors d'oeuvre with too many flavors; one or two main
are enough. Use paper thin slices of meat, cheese, and
The only thing worse than a soggy hors d'oeuvre is one that is so
with topping that it drips all over you.
garnishes as simple as possible - and edible. Avoid those that wilt
- By using mustard on your sandwiches
instead of mayonnaise you'll save about 7.5 grams of fat per sandwich.
Other healthy spreads to try include herb pestos or low fat ricotta.
store sandwiches, stack them in a shallow container lined with a damp
towel. Place a piece of wax paper between the layers. Cover with wax
then another damp towel. The sandwiches will keep for several hours.
|Did You Know?
|If you want to lose
weight, you have to cut your total caloric intake which usually means
eating less food or food with less calories.
Lower fat products may be lower in fat but not significantly lower in
calories. Ingredients such as sugar or starch that are added to replace
the removed fat can add extra calories.
You can make a small changes that pay big dividends. For example by
switching to 1% milk instead of 2% in your morning cereal, you'll save
more than 800 grams of fat in one year.
Instead of using two teaspoons of mayonnaise on your sandwich, use one
teaspoon. Better yet, switch to mustard.
The easiest way to get loads of nutrients and disease fighting
antioxidants into your diet is to fill your plate with colored foods
like dark green vegetables and orange and red fruits.
Drink water few minutes before your meals. Water acts as a
lubricant and helps you digest your food.
Monitor your pop intake! A regular 355 mL can of soda has about 10
teaspoons of sugar and about 150 calories.
95% of people who lose weight by dieting end up regaining the lost
weight. Follow the 80/20 rule instead. Eighty percent of the time,
choose foods that are nutritious, high in fibre and low in fat. Twenty
per cent of the time, allow yourself an indulgence. That way, you will
never feel deprived.