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Photo: Bruce Murray/VisionFire Studios

Simple to make and a delight to look at. 

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices day-old brown bread
  • 8 slices day-old white bread
  • Butter or margarine, softened
  • Cream cheese filling

Directions:

  1. Starting with a slice brown bread, spread butter and filling then and top with white bread. Alternate bread colours until stack is 8 slices high. Repeat for a second stack.
  2. Remove crusts.
  3. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 30 minutes. Keep reminding filling room temperature.
  4. Cut each stack into 1 cm thick slices.
  5. Spread butter and filling on slices. Stack alternating brown and white bread, forming a checkerboard.
  6. Wrap in plastic and chill.
  7. To serve, cut in 1 cm slices.

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