sealed sandwich tutorial: dough press

I have quite a few sealed sandwich makers in my crazy collection and over the next few weeks I will be offering some tutorials on how to use them to make awesome sealed sandwiches for your kiddos. First up is a dough press set that I bought. It came in a set of 4 and I can use the 2 smaller-sized ones for making adorable pressed and sealed sandwiches for my kids lunches. The sandwiches are made in mere seconds and the kids love the fun design. Here’s how to make a sealed sandwich using a dough press:

Gather your supplies. You’ll need a dough press (I used the smallest in the set for these sandwiches), some sandwich filling (I used cream cheese and jam), and 1 slice of bread (not photographed!).


THIS NEXT STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR PERFECT SEALED SANDWICHES. Take your slice of bread and heat it up in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. This really helps “seal” your sandwiches. You’ll want to work quickly through the next steps so your bread stays relatively warm.

Take your slice of hot bread out of the microwave and put a small amount of sandwich filling in the centre of the bread. You want to make sure you don’t overfill it and you stay in the lines where the sandwich will be pressed.


Now open up your dough press and place your slice of bread on top, in the middle of the press.

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Press the dough press together firmly while making sure the bread stays inside the press. Open up the dough press and discard the remaining crust. You’ll be left with an adorable little sealed sandwich that is perfect for your kiddos.



These sandwiches only use 1 slice of bread and are pretty small so I like to make 2 or 3 for their lunches. Here’s a bento box with the pretty sealed sandwiches in it:


Cute, fun and easy! The set I bought comes with 4 dough presses. You can really only use the 2 smaller ones with sandwich bread. The other 2 can be used with pastry dough though (to make yummy hand-held pies or pizza pockets, etc.), so I bought the set because it was a better value. This is the set I bought and it’s been great:

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