Saturday, 10 September 2011

Bento Tools - Sandwich Maker

A sandwich maker helps to seal in the edges. You wun have to worry about the fillings spilling out. Sandwich makers come in different shapes and sizes. However, they can be costly. The good news is you do not need a sandwich maker to make a clean sandwich with closed edges. You can also use other tools to seal your sandwiches, and these tools would probably be readily availabe in your house.

My sandwich makers

These are small bread molds, they can seal the sandwiches as well, you can also imprint your bread with the stamp to get cute characters. Alternatively, you can also use your cookie cutters stamping portion to imprint on your pocket sandwiches. But do note that cookie cutters wun be able to seal the sandwiches.

To use the bread mold, you open it up and put a piece of bread on it.

Close the mold gently to get an imprint.

Put the filling in the centre of the bread. Do not overfill, else you wun be able to seal your bread nicely.

Put another bread on top and pop into the microwave for a few seconds. This helps to make the cutting/sealing process easier. Then, you press the upper mold down. Open the mold and viola, you get your pocket sandwiches.

Nicely sealed pocket sandwich. :)

Fret not, if you do not have a sandwich maker. That is coz you can also use tools like varying size cutters, glass and pudding cups to seal your sandwiches.
A glass or pudding cup can give you nicely sealed sandwiches too. :)

To use cookie cutters to seal sandwiches, you need a varying size set like the one in the photo above.

Take out 2 cutters of different size.

Cut out your sandwich with the bigger cutter.

Put in your filling. Same rule, do not overfill.

Seal the bread using the smaller cutter. The trick is to use the blunt edge to press, so that your bread will not get cut.

Tadah! A star pocket sandwich. :)

Hope you will find this useful. :) Do try it out if you have yet to do so. Have fun! :)

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  1. Love bento thanks for tutorial. My little blog is having a contest for giveaway of stevia products cause I also like to cook sugar free. If you or your readers may be interested please post it for me my link is I would appreciate it. Im a big fan of you keep up the cute bentos!

  2. Hi Big Momma! Tks for your kind comments. :) sure, I'll mentioned abt your giveaway in my post tomorrow. :)

  3. where did you buy the sandwich makers and small bread molds? cute!

    1. Hi! Yip bought sone from Japan and some through Jmama. I know Jmama and bentocraft sell them. Links on the right side of my blog. The other online sellers might have too, and you can try checking them out as well. :) Let me know if you need help. :)

    2. Oops, typo, not 'yip' but 'I'.

  4. luv your blog.. tqvm for the tips

  5. Wow!!! Amazing!! Thanks for sharing this...


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