Friday 24 December 2010

Christmas Canapés

I used my Lakeland Minimorsels Set to make some canapés for the Open House on Wednesday Evening


I ended up passing this nifty gadget round during the evening to show my guests how easy it is! [Details - click here] I made pastry with Trex in my food processor [200g plain flour to 80g of Trex, plus 4 tbsp cold water – and either 1 tsp salt or 2 tsp icing sugar for savoury or sweet recipes as required]

I did some filled with smoked salmon and chive, some with cheese and smoked paprika, and some sweet pastry ones with chocolate with chopped pistachios.


They come out so neatly, and it didn’t take long to bake this little lot


This gives you an idea of the finished size.

I also cooked a batch of cocktail sausages with honey and mustard dressing. Simply heat 1 tablespoon of runny honey, 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup and 1 teaspoon trad English mustard in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir well, then place 40 cocktail sausages in a non stick baking tin and brush with the dressing. Bake in hot oven for about 15 minutes till golden brown and sticky. Serve on cocktail sticks.

Liz says she uses 50/50 Trex and butter, as it makes the pastry less ‘short’ and crumbly and improves the flavour!


  1. I loved your canapés, Angela and have seen the mini morsel pan at Lakeland and wondered if it worked well. It looks as if it does! I do so miss Trex here. We can only get pork fat in a block which is just not the same so I stick with margarine. Greetings to you all. Jan x

  2. I love my Pampered Chef mini muffin pan and dbber (tart shaper!), which is more or less the same thing.

    Thnks for the ideas for fillings. I shall add them to my repertoire !!

    Hope you have a very Happy Christmas.

  3. Nifty, for sure! Now I'll be on the lookout for your gadget. I have the idea that my kids would eat just about anything presented like that. I have one who would eat quiche, but, until just the last month or so, would not eat scrambled eggs topped with cheddar cheese. Presentation can make all the difference! LOL ~Liz

  4. I'm going to have a look in Lakeland whilst we are here. Your canapes look delicious.


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