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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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 tartlets
Calories 81kcal
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)


  • Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cut smoked salmon slices into 2 ½ cm/1” wide x 5 cm/2” strips. Arrange folds of salmon in each bread case.
  • 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.
  • Serve as soon as possible after assembling.


  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.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 28mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.5mg