Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets

Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets
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Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets – a delicious canape that is easily made!

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Pastry making can be daunting to the most experienced cook. So, if you avoid pastry making, you will find these little canape cases are just the thing.

They’re so simple, made in minutes from bread which takes the place of pastry as a case for these delicious appetisers. They’re also economical as the bread does not have to be completely fresh; several days old works well.

For these cases you need to use thinly sliced sandwich bread, either white or wholemeal.

You just remove the crusts from the bread, and, with a rolling pin, roll the bread as thinly as possible. Coat each side of the bread with oil, place into a patty tin and bake for about 12 minutes. The filling is added when the bread cases have cooled.

Here, the cases are filled them with a classic combination of smoked salmon and a mayonnaise, sour cream and horseradish dressing. But there is a myriad of uses for these cases – you’ll easily be able to come up with your favourite combinations.

They’re ideal for large scale or small scale entertaining. Bake a batch of these cases a day in advance and store in an airtight container. You will find that entertaining is a breeze with these simple canape cases.

They’re made even better when served with a glass of our Strawberry Prosecco.

Enjoy! Cheers,

Alex and Faye xx

P.S. For more great ideas for your next dinner party, be sure to check out some of our most loved Savoury Appetisers!

5 from 36 votes

Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets

Entertaining is simple with these easily made bread cases which are filled with smoked salmon and a tasty dressing.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Universal
Keyword savoury, tartlets
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 tartlets
Calories 81 kcal
Author Alexandra


Bread Cases

  • 12 slices white or wholemeal sandwich bread thinly sliced with crusts removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or olive oil spray)


  • 1/4 cup good quality egg mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp prepared horseradish (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp dill finely chopped
  • black pepper freshly ground


  • 150 g smoked salmon
  • 1 tbsp dill for garnish
  • 2 tsp baby capers (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F)

  2. Use a sharp knife to remove the crusts from 12 slices of bread. Using a rolling pin, roll each bread slice to flatten as thinly as possible. Using a 6cm/2 ½” round cookie cutter, cut 2 rounds from each slice.

  3. Brush the bread rounds on both sides with olive oil or spray each side with olive oil. Firmly press the bread rounds into two 12-hole patty tins.

  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, turning pans halfway through cooking, until the cases are lightly browned.

    Remove from oven and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

  5. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, prepared horseradish, dill and black pepper in a small bowl. Adjust seasoning to taste, adding more horseradish, pepper or dill as required.

  6. Cut smoked salmon slices into 2 ½ cm/1” wide x 5 cm/2” strips. Arrange folds of salmon in each bread case.

  7. Spoon about a teaspoon of cream mixture onto the salmon. Serve topped with a sprig of dill and a couple of baby capers, if using.

  8. Serve as soon as possible after assembling.

Recipe Notes

  1. For easy entertaining you can make the filling and bread cases a day ahead. Store the bread cases in an airtight container. Cover the filling then refrigerate.
  2. Although the bread does not have to be completely fresh, it must not be dry as it will be difficult to roll.
  3. With mayo or sour cream based fillings it’s best to not prepare the cases too far in advance as the toasts will soften.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets
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130 Comments on “Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets”

  1. 5 stars
    This is amazing! It looks good and omg I am sure they are. These are perfect for a small gathering or even a party! I love your notes to add a little personal touch. 😀 Thanks a lot! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    The sauce is delicious, and I love the salmon combination. The bread tartlets are such a great idea.

  3. 5 stars
    That is so tasty looking. I love the creativity here, too. I mean, I think it’s creative because I’ve never seen anything like it. It could be a common dish. Either way, I want to eat it!

  4. 5 stars
    Wow! This looks so fabulous! I really love salmon and this recipe makes me hungry, I want to try this at home. Thanks for sharing in your blog!

  5. 5 stars
    I never heard of this. But it looks good. And I have almost tried all your recipes, so I guess this one will be great like others too.

  6. This looks so good! My boyfriend loves smoked salmon so I’m definitely going to have to try this!

  7. 5 stars
    These look like they would be perfect for festive drinks parties and not too complicated either.

  8. 5 stars
    YUM! These sound so good! I’ll have to make this–would make for a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer!

  9. 5 stars
    Oh these look delicious and perfect with the holiday season around the corner to whip out at parties! Great job.

  10. I would love to try making this recipe. This looks so delightful and tasty. This would disappear in no time at our house!

  11. I love salmon, but I’ve never had this. It sounds yummy. It looks very elegant. Guests would think it took a long time to make & have no idea that it only takes half an hour!

  12. I don’t like Salmon, but I’ll share this with some friends and family who do like salmon, hopefully this will be right up their ally.

  13. Oh my, this recipe looks so yummy!! The smoked salmon bread tartlets would be a perfect dish for the Christmas party at my house. Thank you for sharing this!!

  14. 5 stars
    I love salmon in every way possible! Then this recipe is great for Christmas, I could prepare it and use it as an appetizer for dinner that I will do with friends! Thank you!

  15. 5 stars
    This is one of my favorite party food. I love that you have added horseradish and not just mayo. It goes so well with salmon.

  16. This is a quick and yummy recipe. Perfect to prepare for the holiday season. Thanks for sharing

  17. This is a lovely recipe, I would love to try to these out over the holidays, they look so tasty 🙂

  18. 5 stars
    I like how this pastry used salmon as salmon is full of protein and very healthy ingredient. I also how it is small and can put into the mounth, just one bite. Pretty neat to eat when having party gathering.

  19. These look amazing. The only problem is that I would probably eat them all before the guests arrived. Yum!

  20. 5 stars
    These look so yummy. Just the right timing, I can try this recipe out for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  21. 5 stars
    wow, i must try this over the holiday. I love this dish a lot, and now that with your detailed recipe I can try to make it at home! Thank you so much

  22. I love smoked salmon. Going to ask my hubby to make these next time he brings salmon.. they look amazing & i am sure tastes delicious

  23. These look amazing! They would be a great additional to my new year eve party! I love that the crust is homemade!

  24. 5 stars
    These are delish and perfect for appetizers during this holiday season festivities! Thank you so much for sharing

  25. That is one tempting treat to friends and loved ones. Though I am not a fan of Salmon, you were able to present it in a way that is both enticing to eat and easy to bite.

  26. 5 stars
    This dish Smoked Salmon Bread Tartlets looks so tempting. I will definitely going to try this for sure soon. Recipe looks easy and doable. Thanks for sharing

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