In today's post I'm sharing a fun wintery snowflake sandwich idea. This was inspired by those paper snowflakes that you cut from folded paper, as Small Child has been making lots of them to decorate the house recently. It occurred to me that you could make edible ones by using tortilla wraps in the place of the paper, and as I was in the middle of brainstorming Christmas sandwich ideas it was a natural step for me to use them to decorate sandwiches! You could also bake them to make snowflake tortilla crisps - it would be a fun edible craft activity to keep the children entertained over the Christmas holidays or a plate of them would look really pretty at a party.
Here's how I made them: First I sprinkled a plain tortilla wrap with a tiny bit of water and microwaved it for 5 seconds to make it a little more pliable. I then cut circles from the wrap with my biggest circle cutter. Working quickly, whilst the tortilla was still soft, I folded each circle in half, and then in half again, so that I had a triangle. Using sharp kitchen scissors, I made cuts into the tortilla wrap then opened it up to reveal a pretty snowflake. You could also use a sharp knife or even mini bento cutters to cut the shapes into the snowflakes.
I cut out quite a few different snowflakes to try out some different designs - I thought some of them looked really pretty! I then used them to top sandwiches, which I shaped into a circle using the same size cutter that I'd used for the snowflakes.
I packed a snowflake sandwich into a lunch for Small Child and themed the rest of the lunch around snowflakes too. In this lunch (packed in our Yumbox Panino) Small Child had a snowflake sandwich filled with roast beef and made on granary bread. I 'glued' the snowflake on with small amount of cream cheese to keep it from moving around. On the side he had a few sugar snap peas (under the cucumber), cucumber slices, which I decorated by pressing a snowflake cutter into them, snowflakes cut from melon using the same snowflake cutter, a few grapes on the side and a cheese string, which I cut into small pieces and popped into the dip well along with some raisins.
For a finishing touch, I decorated the outside of Small Child's Yumbox with snowflake window clings. I thought it looked really pretty and Small Child loved it! I'm really pleased with how well the window clings worked too, I'll be keeping my eye out for seasonal clings to decorate our lunchboxes throughout the year.
I got the window-cling idea from someone in the Eats Amazing Lunch Packing Community group - if you use Facebook why not join us there? It's a great place to share ideas and show off your own creations!
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