3 Festive Canapé Recipes To Impress Your Guests | #BLOGMAS Day 1607:30:00
I thought I'd try and get creative for the festive period and make some canapés. I made these all in one morning and even though they weren't the hardest thing to make, I'd definitely practice before your big night. I found the three recipes online.
I used a dough hook to kneed the dough (because I'm lazy) but it was quicker and did a better job than I could have. I then let it to prove for about an hour before creating the main shape. I used the lid of the Camembert to create a ring shape and then snipped out the breadsticks around the ring. I then pulled at these slightly and intertwined pieces of parma ham in each one.
Brush this with Olive oil and let it bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 190C before adding in the Camembert in the middle. This has a little olive oil and rosemary sprigs added in for extra flavour. You want this to cook enough to melt the cheese to a thick liquid, so it only really needs an extra 10 minutes in the oven.
For a full list of ingredients, check the original site.
Instead of using sausage meat I decided to mash up actual sausages and I cooked these slightly before mixing them in with the other ingredients. I wanted to make sure they were cooked thoroughly in the oven without having to bake them so long. If you are going to do it this way, I'd recommend patting the sausage meat dry a little to absorb the oil and prevent it from leaking into the pastry.
Cook some onions and garlic and allow to cool. Then mix everything together once cooled to make little meatball shapes. Refrigerate these for 15 minutes. I then covered these in grated Parmesan and refrigerated these again.
Add a small slice of parma ham and wrap these into a square of puff pastry. It's best to flatten the meat ball slightly but always ensure that there's enough puff pastry to cover the entire meatball. You can see that mine have split a bit where I didn't roll out enough pastry, I managed to rescue these slightly by patching them up with small bits of pastry. These need to bake for around 25-30 minutes at 200C (maybe a bit less if you precooked the sausagemeat).
I forgot to get pictures of this stage as I was in quite a rush. But the final canapé is a really easy one! All you need is to cut small squares of shortcrust pastry and bake for about 10 minutes at 200C. Then add a small chunk of camembert and let this melt in the oven for about 5-8mins. When serving, add a cranberry sauce that is made from balsamic vinegar, onions and cranberries (or you can use cranberry sauce like me). This is a super quick and easy recipe.
I hope these 3 canapé ideas have inspired you or given you ideas for any parties you may be having this season. They all tasted amazing and I can't wait to make them for my guests.