How to make scrumptious party canapes

How to make scrumptious party canapes

By 18/12/2013

When you say canapes you mean party already!

Canapes are those little bites most people love with a glass of bubbly. A glass of wine should always be served with some food as it makes it a more enjoyable experience. You will enjoy the taste of the food better and the wine won't go straight to your head!

This Christmas greet your guests with a few canapes they will really appreciate, as they look festive and attractive and like most finger foods are easy to eat in one bite. As always you can use your creativity here and be as inventive as you like.

  • Prep Time : 40 minutes


Cut the courgette into half. Slice one half into thin slices lengthwise and the other half into thin circles. Cook them on both sides on a hot griddle panย  until soft. With a pastry cutter or just with a knife cut the bread out into small circles

cutting the bread

Spread some softened butter over the bread then cut a slice of salmon and lay it over. Chop finely the chives then mixย  with the cheese until you reach a softer consistency. Put in a piping bag and squeeze out over the salmon.ย  If you don't have one you could make it by rolling a small rectangle of baking paper then cutting the tip off.

squeezing cheese

Roll a courgette and put it over the cheese. Finish off with some sliced tomatoes and some dill to decorate

arranging vegetables

You can do the same but put an olive on top instead and hold everything together with a cocktail stick

making a canape'

Make some Parma ham canapes by laying the ham over the bread and wrap an olive around a courgette slice. Garnish with dill again

making a canape'

You can use your creativity and cut the bread into stars, Christmas trees etc. Here I have cut the salmon into a star and decorated it with the soft cheese, sliced olives and a caper

star canape

Make a mini caprese by piercing in sequence a mozzarella ball, a cherry tomato and a basil leaf in a cocktail stick

caprese canape'

With the round courgette slices I have madeย  mini canapes'

canapes party food with olive, salmon and cucumber

It looks so festive already... now let's get a good quality bottle of Prosecco. My favourite is Prosecco from Conegliano which sold in the UK. It comes very close from my home town! Cheers!

Party food

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8 Responses to How to make scrumptious party canapes

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Deliziose queste tartine, ottima idea da realizzare per il cenone di Natale, brava! Buona serata, ciao!

  2. Louise

    You have such a magic touch in the kitchen, Alida. Your canapes look delightful. Sometimes I think I would rather eat all the canapes than the meal! Of course, a nice bottle of wine is a must!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida..

    • Alida

      Sure… a nice bottle of good wine is always a must ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Choclette

    These look beautiful Alida and very festive too. I’d be very happy with the mozzerella caprece.

  4. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,

    You are amazing and a lifesaver! I have been looking for something to bring to a holiday party, and now I have found it..Your Canapes are beautiful, festive, and are very delicious I am sure. Many to choose from or have it all. They look simple but elegant! I think Louise said it perfectly you definitely have that magic touch! Thanks again for sharing..
    Blessings, Dottie ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alida

      You are very sweet thank you Dottie!

  5. unikorna

    Oh I just love the colors…I am in love with appetizers…Come and join my giveaway if u feel like a good read…if not…HAPPY HOLIDAYS :).

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