These diminutive, expertly trimmed pillows of geometric perfection, assembled from the soft white slices of giant Pullman loaf, are party perfect. Extra-special occasion called for extra-thin bread slices rolled into pinwheels or wrapped around tender asparagus spears. Most popular fillings? Finely minced chicken salad with homemade mayo, pimiento cheese, and cucumber.
2 medium cucumbers, peeled
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons onion, minced
2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
28 thin white bread slices
How to Make It
Peel the cucumbers into long, thin ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Let stand, between paper towels, 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the cream cheese and next 7 ingredients in a bowl.
Remove the crusts from the bread, and cut in half diagonally to make triangles. Spread 1½ teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture on 1 side of half of the bread triangles, and top with cucumber ribbons (about1/4 cup each). Top with the remaining bread.