I know the festive season is now over and the thought of eating, drinking and attending parties is far from anyone’s minds but I wanted to share these quick and easy crostini canapés in case there are any post-Christmas celebrations or nights in with friends have been arranged to help pave the long way to pay day.
I haven’t put weights and measurements below so you can make as few or as many as you want. Be warned though – it doesn’t take long for these little mouthfuls to disappear (and that’s before they’ve even been served).
CROSTINI WITH CREAM CHEESE AND RED GRAPES
Crostini (either shop bought or make by slicing a baguette and baking the pieces in the oven until they are crisp)
- Lay out the crostini and spread with a dollop of cream cheese.
- Take a grape. Cut off the ends and slice horizontally. I found that there was normally 3 – 4 slices per grape (not including the ends). Place a slice on grape on top of each crostini.
CROSTINI WITH PATE AND APPLE, DATE AND WALNUT CHUTNEY
Pate (any type you wish)
Apple, date and walnut chutney (recipe to follow)
- Again lay out the crostini and top with dollop of pate. I have used pate de Champagne. It is a French pork pate which is quite coarse nut mellow and has pieces of pork meat in it so adds some texture alongside the chutney.
- Top with a little chutney. I have used my Mum’s homemade Christmas chutney. I will post the recipe on the blog as soon as I can get her to write down the exact recipe – a bit of this and a bit of that doesn’t quite work…
It really is that simple. Serve on a board or serving plate and impress your guests.