The Perfect Canapé for Your Next Event

A Canapé

is the quintessential event snack, one that walks the fine line between being both decorative and delicious. If you’re planning any event, a canapé is as essential as dessert and plays an important role in setting the stage for your function. The name, canapé, comes from the French word for “couch”, which draws on the analogy that the garnish sits Stop the

  • Traditional
  • Stale
  • White bread it was originally served on
  • Much like the way in which people sit on a couch.

This much-loved, bite-sized snack sets a global standard in cuisine, and one that requires careful planning and placement because not any old canapé platter will do.

  • Blueberry
  • Stilton Blinis Makes
  • 16Preparation Time
  • 40 minutesIngredients
  • 100g roughly chopped blueberries
  • 100g roughly chopped raspberries
  • ½ small red onion
  • Chopped½
  • Green chili
  • Deseeded
  • Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp.
  • Chopped capers
  • 2 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander
  • Roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp

lemon juice Salt

  • And ground black pepper
  • 16 mini blinis or small savory crackers
  • 175g Stilton cheese
  • Sliced Rocket leaves to garnish Method
  • Make a salsa with the first six ingredients and season with a little salt and pepper.

 Cover with foil

and chill for 20 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse. Arrange the blinis on individual Chinese ceramic spoons and top each with a slice of Stilton cheese followed by a teaspoon of the salsa. Tip: Garnish with a rocket leaf and serve on a

  • Clear glass platter
  • Either with a tapered
  • Eastern-shape like the Bali Clear Glass Platter (or a classic Glass Platter.

Mary Berry’s Asparagus, Goat’s Cheese and Parma Ham Filo Rolls Makes

  • 48-60Preparation Time
  • 15 minutesIngredients
  • 18 asparagus spears
  • Trimmed
  • 12 slices Parma ham
  • 6 tbsp
  • Soft spreadable goat’s cheese
  • 6 sheets filo pastry (each about 18 x 25cm in size)
  • 100g butter
  • Melted Method
  • Blanch the asparagus

Drain, then refresh in cold water and dry on kitchen paper. Lay two slices of ham next to each other lengthways on a board. One edge should overlap slightly. Spread one tablespoon of the goat’s cheese over the top so the ham is completely covered.

Arrange three asparagus spears end to end along one of the long edges of the ham. Trim them slightly if they are too long, and roll the ham up tightly. Brush one sheet of filo with melted butter, sit the ham along one end, and roll tightly into a long sausage

  • Make five more sausages in the same way
  • And then transfer to the fridge to firm up
  • Preheat the oven to 200˚C. Slice each sausage diagonally into eight to ten slices
  • Then arrange on a baking sheet and bake for eight to ten minutes or until golden
  • And crisp.


Serve on a green colored platter like the Zen Square Glass Platter for a modern look, or place on a Bamboo Sushi Service Plate to create an element of rustic elegance.

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