‘Surprise bread’ a French festive appetizer

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You might want to try this for your menu tonight.

‘Pain surprise’ as the French call it, is traditionally brought out on festive occasions such as New Year’s Eve, a party, or even a wedding, and is an appetizer before a main meal, or part of a cold buffet.

It’s basically a layering of thin sandwiches one on top of another, each layer having a different filling, the whole tower of sandwiches is then cut from its crust (often in a circle). Layers have quite fine fillings such as finely crushed walnuts and cheese, or smoked salmon.

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Have fun tonight, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!

Kirsty x

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