These delicate sandwiches are perfect as an hors d’oeuvre or as a tea pastry. They’re made from two layers of baked puff pastry with a delicate cream cheese and chive filling and thinly sliced smoked salmon sandwiched between them. If you need enough for a crowd, just use two baked puff pastry layers and double the amount of filling.
Line up the pastries on a platter to serve. If you make these as an hors d’oeuvre, serve something less rich and salty with them, such as chilled raw vegetables with a light sauce for dipping.
Keep the pastries at a cool room temperature before serving, or refrigerate and bring to room temperature for 1 hour. Wrap and refrigerate leftovers and bring to room temperature before serving again.
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