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Canapés: The perfect hors d’œuvre for any party!

Looking for the perfect appetizer to satisfy all of your guests different tastes? Try serving assorted canapés! If you aren’t sure what these are, once we tell you, you will fall in love and want them all of your parties.

Canapé: is a type of hors d’œuvre, a small, prepared and usually decorative food, consisting of a small piece of bread or puff pastry or a cracker topped with some savoury food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite.

 They are delicious, fun to make, and are guaranteed to be a hit with your guests. All you need to create these is bread, your favourite toppings, a toaster, and little bit of creativity.

Cooking tip for cocktail parties, toast it

Armed with your toaster, you can create an entire buffet of tasty, crunchy, melt-in-the-mouth titbits that are sure to be the highlight of the evening!

Not sure how to make them? 

It’s simple. Your guests have arrived and you nip into the kitchen for a few minutes to make your toasted canapés. If possible, toast your bread at the very last minute so that it’s still warm and cut into small bit-size portions. Then all you have to do is add your toppings – this is where you get to be creative! Here are some of our favourites:

  • Spread cream cheese and top with smoked salmon and sprig of dill
  • Chop tomatoes and onions and scoop onto each piece of toast, then drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Melt your favourite cheese on the toast and add a piece of spicy salami onto it
  • Spread brie cheese onto your toast and add a small scoop of berry jam (we love cranberry or blueberry!)

These are just a few recipe ideas of canapés you can make at your party – but the possibilities are endless! Remember: presentation is key, so experiment with different shapes (squares, circles, triangles etc) and with different kinds of bread – sliced white, rye bread and even toasted brioche.

Happy entertaining!