This section is from the book "The American Woman's Cook Book", by Ruth Berolzheimer. Also available from Amazon: The Domestic Arts Edition of the American Woman's Cook Book.
Grind marrons glaces (candied French chestnuts) fine, spread on rounds of buttered bread and cover with rounds of bread from which the centers have been cut. Fill the centers with whipped cream, sweetened and flavored, and decorate with blanched and chopped pistachio nuts or tiny candied violets.
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons thick cream
Cut slices of brown bread one-half inch thick, not removing the crusts. Rub the cheese to a smooth paste, and add slowly, beating all the while, the melted butter, the salt and the thick cream. Spread each slice of bread thickly with this mixture. Cover with a very thin slice of white bread and on top of this put a thin layer of the cheese mixture. Cover with a slice of brown bread and trim into shape.
1 cup cream cheese or 10 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup anchovy paste Pinch of mustard (may be omitted)
Mix the anchovy paste with the cheese and add mustard if desired. Spread between slices of buttered bread or toast.
1 cup cream cheese 1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Make a pulp of the bananas and mix with the softened cheese.
Cut half-inch slices of both brown and white bread. Spread each slice with butter and cream cheese and place four slices together, alternating the brown bread with the white. Press together and slice through the four layers, cutting them into as thin slices as possible without allowing the slices to break. When neatly done, the effect of the alternate layers of dark and light is very good.
1/2 cup cream cheese 1/4 cup cream
1/2 cup orange marmalade
Spread half the slices of buttered bread with the cheese, softened with the cream, and seasoned with salt if desired, and spread the other slices with orange marmalade. Press the slices together.
1 cup cream cheese or cottage cheese 1/4 cup mayonnaise or
1/4 cup chopped olives or 1/4 cup chopped nuts or 1/4 cup chopped pimientos
Mix the cheese with the mayonnaise, chopped olives, nuts, or pimientos, and use between very thin slices of brown or rye bread, lightly buttered.
1 cup cream cheese 1/4 cup chopped Bermuda onion
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Mix the cheese with the onion. Use with mayonnaise and a crisp lettuce leaf between slices of buttered bread.