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The Sandwich Cake

A Swedish treat which is really a layered sandwich that looks like a cake is called a "Smorgastarta". I decided to make one for a group of friends.

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I began by making two pans of the bread recipe from Saveur Magazine.

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Tip: Did you know that if you soak salad shrimp in milk for a little while, it will take out any fishy scent.

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I split each bread loaf into two layers. On the bottom layer I spread a crab filling.

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On the second layer I spread egg salad.

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On the third layer, I made a shrimp filling.

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Finally, the top of one of the loaves on top of the "cake":

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Next, look through your vegetable drawer and find some things you can use as garnish.

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After "frosting" the cake with cream cheese mixed with a little sour cream, I used shrimp, hard boiled eggs, grape tomatoes, cucumber, Italian parsley radishes and a carrot rose.

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Chill, slice and serve! This would be great for a shower or special luncheon!

Comments (10)

Gail:

Hi Palma,

Absolutely love reading your blog every morning but have never felt the need to comment on anything before. Today is the day. The sandwich [cake] is absolutely incredible. I am beginning to wonder if there is anything you can't do. I doubt it.

Sher Jones:

The only thing I can say is, " You Totally Amaze me. Just when I think you can not top your last recipe, YOU DO! Wish you had a cooking class...in Italy.. Hope all is well with you and Brad. We will be another year older soon...Sher

Wow! It's beautiful - almost too pretty to eat!

I am half Swedish, but I have never heard of this amazing dish. Have to tell my sister to check it out.

Susie L:

That is beyond gorgeous! Did it taste as good as it looks?

Barb Cabot:

This is the cutest darn thing i have ever seen! This would be so amazing to serve at a shower. I'm filing this away for some future event that I want to wow the crowd with. If you give cooking lessons "they" will come, including me!

Donna in SF:

Palma, all I can say is OMG!!!

connie:

I totally agree with Gail & Sher!!!!!!! I LOVE this recipe since I love veggies and you always make it look like "a piece of cake". (Pun intended!) LOL.

Wow, it is almost too beautiful to eat.... almost. I'm not a seafood lover but this could certainly be switched around.

Jo:

Your decorations are so imaginative! Would be really lovely for my Garden Club luncheon.

liz:

I cannot wait to try making one of these. I can already see many different spreads being used for the inside of this cake... Delicious!!!

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