We have put together three of our easy-to-make, full of flavour canapes that look great without having to spend hours on decorating! Elements of all three canapes can be made a day in advance, and then only need to be put together on the day you’re serving!
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When you are planning a party with too many guests to seat them, there’s always a question of what food to serve, so that people can enjoy great food without needing a knife and a fork. Often, at such parties, there are a bunch of things, like chips and dips, crudites and a bunch of sweet treats! And that’s great! We love all these things. But sometimes, when we want to show off just a little bit and make the food more exciting and presentable, we make canapes!
The word ‘canape’ on its own can make people nervous. Small bite-size pieces, normally intricately decorated simply scream hours and hours of work in the kitchen, possibly page-long lists of ingredients and kitchen tools that we never knew existed. It doesn’t have to be this way though. Canapes can be made easy with just a few ingredients and still impress with their look and taste.
Here, we put together three recipes for our favourite go-to canapes, that even a novice cook can make without any trouble. Some of the elements can be made in advance, making light work on the day you wish to serve them.
CANAPE 1: Smoked Salmon on Sweetcorn Blinis
Classic Canape with a bit of a twist! We arranged Smoked Salmon on Sweetcorn Blinis and topped it with some cream cheese and a little bit of lemon! Homemade sweetcorn blinis are a breeze to make, and the unpretentious decoration make these an easy, but very flavoursome option even for the novice cooks!
Vegetarian Sweet Potato Gratin Canapes are bursting with the flavour of smoked paprika! The beauty of these canapes is that it requires very little hands-on time and no decorating skills. The gratin is cooked in a square roasting tin, then cooled and cut into squares. All we do to make the canapes look pretty is pipe a rosette of creme fraiche and sprinkle the top with some more smoked paprika!
One of our favourite vegetarian canapes! Impressive looking and full of flavour, but very easy to make! A polenta base and fried mushrooms sitting on top of cream cheese and sweet caramelised onion chutney, make a wonderful combination of both flavours and textures! Add our Mushroom and Polenta Canapes to the menu of your next party!
We hope you like our ideas for canapes. For other recipes that you may consider for your next party, have a look below: