Sandwich Dumplings

Sandwiches day in and day out can become so ho-hum. Brighten things up with these fun sandwich dumplings. Simply spread your desired filling onto fresh bread and press in a dumpling mould for a fun sandwich alternative.

Makes 8


  • 4-8 slices bread
  • 2 tbsp (40g)  butter
  • jam, vegemite, cream cheese to fill

You will also need:

  • Plastic gyoza moulds


Step 1. Butter bread.

Step 2. Remove crusts

Step 3. Spread desired topping on bread.

Step 4. Place bread into gyoza mould, fold over and press firmly to enclose.


  • Gyoza moulds, also known as empanada or dumpling moulds, are available in kitchenware shops and Asian grocers, or online.
  • They come in a variety of sizes, so adjust recipe accordingly. You may be able to make two dumplings from one slice of bread.
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  • You can also make Skyscraper sandwiches for party platters and use your favourite fillings.
  • Party platters can be made with your favourite characters like these The Very Hungry Caterpillar sandwiches.
  • Don’t tell the kids there are veggies in these Veggie cream cheese spread pressed sandwiches. They won’t even realise as they tuck into these creamy bites.
  • Grape on sandwiches? YES! When paired with chicken they give a fresh burst of juicy flavour and the kids will love the novelty of these Chicken and grape party sandwiches.
  • These Easter bunny sandwiches aren’t just for Easter. The kids will love these bunnies all year round.
  • This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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