Pumpernickel Sandwiches and Meatballs
For the sandwiches: Spread butter on each slice of bread. Layer cheese and bread, forming 8 sandwiches, each with 4 slices of bread and 3 slices of cheese. Cut sandwiches into cylinders using a cookie cutter. Secure with a decorative toothpick or skewer.
For the meatballs: Soak stale bread in water. Squeeze out excess moisture. Peel and mince shallot. Combine bread and shallot and season with salt, pepper and mustard to form a dough. Shape dough into small balls. Heat butter in a pan and cook balls until golden brown.
Plate sandwiches and meatballs as desired, garnishing with cucumber, lettuce and tomato. Serve immediately.