Sandwich pockets are great for messy fillings like egg salad or tuna and mayo. They make sure the filling doesn’t spill out everywhere. Much easier to eat – especially for a clutz like me.
They’re also awesome for kids. They’re easy to eat and look a bit different.
You can buy special sandwich pocket makers which are great if you make them a lot. But this method requires no special tools and gives a basic circle shape that lends itself to so many easy decorations. Faces spring to mind.
I have seen this explained on various blogs. The idea is not mine.
First you need 2 slices of bread. White works best, but wholemeal works, too. I haven’t tried it with multigrain but I’d imagine it would be a little difficult.
Then try and find a cup, glass or bowl with a diametre that fits inside the crusts of your bread slices. My coffe mugs work perfectly. Don’t choose something like a cookie cutter* that has a sharp edge.
I like to place the cup onto the bottom slice of bread to leave a very slight impression so that I can see the area I have to play with. Don’t butter your bread near the circular impression.
*some cookie cutters have a folded edge on top. You can use them upside down