Lamb, Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Briks

A delicately spiced canapé – perfect for a summer garden party. It’s important that the onions are cooked until soft before adding any further ingredients as it enhances the flavour & improves the texture. When using ground spices always allow them to fry for a few minutes otherwise they taste raw. Lamb, Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Briks – makes about 50 500g lamb mince 1 sweet … Continue reading Lamb, Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Briks

Mini Jacket Potato with Sour Cream, Chives, Smoky Bacon & Capers

Christmas & New Years Eve Canapés Served warm this is a mouthful of pure comfort. Creamy and rich it has an initial hit of smoke & salt from the bacon & capers, which gives way to a gentle hint of onion with a slightly sour tang. If this doesn’t make you want to drink and be merry, then nothing will. 20 new potatoes – all … Continue reading Mini Jacket Potato with Sour Cream, Chives, Smoky Bacon & Capers

Butternut Squash Blini with Smoked Salmon, Orange, Crème Fraiche & Dill

Christmas & New Years Eve Canapés Although the butternut squash gives this dish an earthy appeal it is in essence a very delicate dish. Making the blini is very straightforward; think pancake batter with some pureed squash whisked into it.  Blinis are best cooked on a low heat as the slow cooking allows enough time for a lovely golden hue to develop and for the … Continue reading Butternut Squash Blini with Smoked Salmon, Orange, Crème Fraiche & Dill

Stilton, Radicchio, Honey Roast Pears & Toasted Walnuts on Croutes

Christmas & New Years Eve Canapés Salty, sweet, bitter and nutty these wonderful winter canapés are perfect with a glass of fizz. They are fairly simple to rustle up, but if you want them at their peak, then the devil is in the detail.  The croutes should be thin and crispy, the cheese at room temperature, the pears warm and soft, and the walnuts toasted. … Continue reading Stilton, Radicchio, Honey Roast Pears & Toasted Walnuts on Croutes