Posts in the Category: Canapes

Beef Satay Spoons

Posted in - Canapes on November 28th 2012 0 Comments

If spoons are too fiddly (Amazon is the answer if you don’t find them elsewhere), then this is delicious served with noodles and bok choi as a main course.

Fillet of beef
175g Dry roasted peanuts
Plain oil
Lime
2 red chillis, as hot as you dare serve to your guests!
Fish sauce
2 spring onions

Whizz the peanuts in a blender …

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Chocolate Brownie-Mousse Bites

Posted in - Canapes on November 28th 2012 0 Comments

 CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
110g dark chocolate chips
4 eggs separated

Melt the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over, but not touching, simmering water.
Separate the eggs and when the chocolate is not hot so that it does not scramble the eggs, add the yolks and thoroughly stir in.
Whisk the whites until medium peak so that you avoid lumps …

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Japanese Prawn Sesame Dippers

Posted in - Canapes on November 23rd 2012 0 Comments

Other than prawns, the 2 main ingredients are Japanese.  If someone Japanese reads this, forgive me for the title please……….

Dippers
300g prawns
2 spring onions
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp mirin
1 heaped tbsp rice flour
½ birds eye chilli
Sesame oil for frying

Dipping Sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp sugar

Whizz all of the ingredients except the …

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Mini Twice-Baked Cheese Souffle

Posted in - Canapes & Recipes on November 23rd 2012 1 Comments

In trying to figure out how to create these without using a mini souffle gadget of some sort, I have used a 0.5cm pastry cutter instead.  So this is all you need.  However if you want to invest in a snazzy mini souffle something or other, go ahead; I wish I had one!

The same recipe …

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Mini Pavlova

Posted in - Canapes on November 7th 2012 0 Comments

MINI PAVLOVA I don’t think I need to say anything here except perhaps not to take a bowl full of mini meringues, double cream and berries whilst watching Downton Abbey on Sunday evening just because they were there ….

Makes 24-30 2 egg whites 100g caster sugar 1/2 tsp cornflour 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar …

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Mushroom Crostini

Posted in - Canapes on November 7th 2012 1 Comments

MUSHROOM CROSTINI
Bread
olive oil
1/2onion
1 clove garlic
finely chopped handful of mushrooms
handful of dried porcini mushrooms
slug of brandy

1. Soak half a cup of porcini mushrooms or dried field mushrooms, in boiling water.
2.  Over a medium to low heat in a frying pan with a two tablespoons of olive oil place finely chopped onions.
3. Add the garlic and fry …

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Gravlax

Posted in - Canapes on November 7th 2012 0 Comments

GRAVLAX

I associate this with Christmas because the Swedish part of my  husband’s family have this on Christmas Eve.  It is delicious at any time.  I like it with the mayonnaise sauce, a green salad or green beans, and honey bread – see recipe – or with crushed new potatoes.


500g fillet of salmon skin on
150g sugar
150g …

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Sun-Blushed tomato on Parmesan Shortbreads with Marscapone

Posted in - Canapes on November 7th 2012 2 Comments


Sun-blushed tomato on Parmesan Shortbread with marscapone, Gravalax, brandied mushrooms on crostini

Sun-Blushed tomato on Parmesan Shortbreads with Marscapone

The recipe for the parmesan shortbread comes from Victoria Blashford-Snell, the additions are mine I think, though not sure if maybe I got the idea from someone else a few years ago! This recipe makes 40, though …

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