Parma Ham Croquettes

Thinking back to our wonderful holiday in Spain last summer and all the delicious tapas we ate in Seville, I decided to have a go at making croquettes and try to recreate that lovely holiday feel. The croquettes had to be 'make ahead' as no one wants to be deep frying at the last minute. I finally got there with this recipe. They are perfect as the smelly frying can be done way in advance and the little croquettes are very happy frozen and then reheated in a hot oven. They are a bit messy to make, but I think they are worth the effort. They are perfect as a canapé or as part of a tapas meal for friends. Just add some Spanish Tortilla and Prawns with Chorizo and perhaps a platter of Spanis

Red Pepper Hummus

This hummus recipe is quick and easy. All the ingredients are simply thrown in a food processor, whizzed round a bit and its ready. The bright orange colour makes for quite a dramatic picture, but the taste is just what you would expect, the comfort of sesame, the depth and smokiness of cumin but with the addition of the sweetness of red peppers. Healthy, gluten free and suitable for vegans. For us it is a winner - hope you like it too. Ingredients 2 red peppers 1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained 30ml lemon juice 15ml sesame oil 15ml olive oil 60ml tahini 0.5 tsp ground cumin 0.5 tsp dried chilli flakes 0.5 tsp caster sugar salt to taste Optional to garnish: Ito Togarashi (shredded chilli pep

Apple Hearts

This easy recipe is great for a Valentine treat, but it is equally good for other occasions. It can be made small as a sweet canapé but is also delicious a little larger as a dessert. Make up ahead and store uncooked in the fridge until ready to bake for 8-10 minutes or so. It’s almost as good served cold too. Ingredients - serves 6 main or 12 canapé sized 1 pack Jus-roll puff pastry 1 block ready made white marzipan 1 egg, beaten 25g butter, melted 25g caster sugar 1 or 2 eating apples (depending on size), peeled and cut across into large slices about 5mm thick. Cinnamon and icing sugar to dust Heart-shaped cutters - mine were from Amazon (or cut a templates out of card) Method Heat oven

Pea, Pear and Watercress Soup

When it is cold outside a tiny cup of a delicious smooth soup is a great way to warm up your guests as they arrive. This pea, watercress and pear soup fits the Canapease bill perfectly. It’s quick and easy, make ahead, it freezes and the addition of pear gives it a more complex flavour than a simple pea soup. It’s also good cold, as we did for the photo - we couldn’t resist a picture in the beautiful snow. Give it a try. It makes a delicious starter or lunch dish too. Ingredients - serves 16 canape size (or more depending on size of cups) or 4 full size Large knob of butter or 1 tablespoon light olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large (400g) tin of pears in juice or 3 large, ripe fresh

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