I made these for a baby shower that I was hosting. They had wonderful flavor and were perfect little finger sandwiches for this occasion.
Yield: 2 1/3 cups of spread- should make about 16 to 20 whole sandwiches (then cut them into smaller shapes)
Prep Time: 30 minutes
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
10 1/2 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
6 Tablespoons half & half cream
3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 loaves whole grain bread, sliced thinly
1 large hothouse cucumber, unpeeled & sliced thinly
1. In large bowl, mix cheeses, spices, half and half, salt and pepper with an electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until well mixed. You can add additional half and half if mixture is too thick.
2. To assemble sandwiches, spread half of the bread slices with the prepared spread. Arrange cucumbers on cheese, and top with remaining bread.
3. Press down slightly, trim crusts and cut sandwiches into triangles, thirds, or circles.
*At good bakeries, they will slice loaves of bread for you- as thin as you'd like.
*Be sure to use "hothouse" cucumbers for this recipe.