Pea Blini with Smoked Trout

This is a very pretty little canapé. The pink trout looks very appetising on the bright green pea blini and the sugar snap peas add some lovely crunch. They are always popular when I make them. I hope you like them too. Have a look at the smoked trout salad recipe as well. It is a great make ahead dish for lazy summer lunches. Ingredients for the blini - makes approximately 30 100g cooked peas (fresh or frozen) 60 ml single cream 0.5 tbsp chopped parsley 0.5 tbsp chopped chives 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp grape seed oil Seasoning For the topping 3 tbsp creme fraiche 0.5 tsp lemon juice (or to taste) 1 small hot smoked trout 10 sugar snap peas Salt and pepper Micro herb

Pickled Radishes with Goats' Cheese or Whipped Feta

If you haven't tasted them before, pickled radishes are worth trying. They are crunchy and zingy, a flavour explosion in your mouth. Filled with creamy goats' cheese or whipped feta they make a great canapé. Just left as a plain pickled radish, they are brilliant with cured or smoked salmon or on a charcuterie platter. Quick and easy, they are a real winner. Ingredients - makes 12 12 even sized radishes 30g caster sugar 60ml white wine vinegar 60ml water 0.25 tsp salt 1 small red chilli 30g feta 15g cream cheese Dill Small piece of cucumber Method Firstly pickle the radishes: heat the sugar, vinegar and 60ml water to dissolve the sugar. Cool. Scoop out the centres of the radishes, usin

Bite-sized Strawberry and Pistachio Cheesecakes

I firmly believe you eat with your eyes and these cute little mouthfuls of strawberry and pistachio are pretty to look at and delicious to eat. Give them a try, they are not difficult and are stored in the freezer. Just pop a strawberry slice on top and they are ready to go. Great for summer parties. Just make sure you have some silicone petit four cases (mine were from Amazon). Look out for the savoury version, coming later. Ingredients - makes 12 with enough extra strawberry cheesecake mix to make 2 small desserts. 50g strawberries plus extra for decoration 10g icing sugar plus extra for decoration 40ml double cream plus 2 tbsp extra for decoration 85ml cream cheese 35g pistachio 15g bu

Sweet Potato with Whipped Feta

This canapé ticks all the boxes (well most of them anyway): it has a choice of two toppings, one veggie and one not. The base is sweet potato, so it is gluten free. The whipped feta makes a great dip on its own - beating it makes it wonderfully smooth and creamy. The canapé is easy and fairly quick to make, quite a bit ahead if necessary and the ingredients make into a tasty main course salad, so no waste. Whoops, I almost forgot, it’s delicious too. What more could you want? Ingredients - makes 12 1 or 2 sweet potatoes (depending on size) 1 tsp olive oil 30g feta 15g cream cheese (full fat - I used Philadelphia) 1 salad onion or 1 small slice Parma ham (baked for 8-10 minutes at 18

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