Remove crusts from bread. You should end up with 4 squares of bread.
Lay out 4 pieces of bread end to end, overlapping about 1/2″. Press the overlap to pinch the pieces together. You will end up with a long narrow length of bread.
Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture over the length of bread. Be sure filling goes to all outer edges.
Position cherries tightly together on one of the short ends. Pack them closely together and make sure they reach the outer edges. If they extend over a bit that is better than being short.
Starting at the short end with the cherries roll the bread up tightly. Repeat with the other 4 pieces of bread.
Put the 2 sandwich rolls end to end and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Twist the ends closed. Refrigerate at least 4 hours but overnight is even better.
To serve, slice horizontally into about 1/2′ rounds. Plate and serve.
Cheese Whiz Rolls
Prepare bread as above. Spread thin layer of Cheese Whiz over the length of bread. Lay gherkins end to end on the short end being sure to extend to the outer edges. Roll up and wrap tightly in plastic. Refrigerate 4-24 hours, slice and serve.
Creamy Goat Cheese Rolls
Scrape the seeds and jelly from center of grape tomatoes. Fold in a paper towel and squeeze to remove as much juice as possible. Mince finely.
Mix goat cheese and cream cheese til blended smoothly. Stir in tomato, dill, onion and mayo and mix til evenly distributed.
Prepare bread as for Cherry Cream Cheese Sandwiches. Spread cheese mixture over the bread lengths. Line up enough pitted black olives on short end to completely cover the short end. Roll up bread, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate 4-24 hours.
Nutrition is an average of the 3 variations, per sandwich.
Rolled Tea Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1g)
Calories 163Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.8g9%
Saturated Fat 2.4g12%
Total Carbohydrates 23.2g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.