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Finger food: Ham & Stilton tartlets

Stilton, everyone’s favourite festive cheese, takes centre stage in these moreish tartlets. Serve this finger food at your drinks party – we’re certain they’ll be a hit.   Cook’s tip: Make up to 24 hours ahead of serving and keep chilled. Reheat for 15 minutes until warmed all the way through. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time:…

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Canapes: Chicken yakitori mini skewers

These sticky, irresistible party yakitori nibbles are tasty and low in saturated fat. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Total time: 40-45 minutes Makes: 18 Ingredients 6 British Chicken Thigh Fillets, about 600g, cubed  1 pack trimmed leeks, cut into 4cm lengths 1 tbsp sunflower oil 4 tbsp Rice Wine 4 tbsp soy sauce…

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Easy appetisers: Chicken pinchos with lemon, capers and garlic

These delicious little morsels are easy appetisers to make and can be threaded onto cocktail sticks and arranged on a baking sheet several hours ahead, so all you need do is pop them in the oven before serving.  Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Total time: 30 minutes  Makes: 24 Ingredients 500g pack chicken…

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Canapé ideas: Caramelised pepper tarts with chorizo

Looking for classic canapés ideas? These delicious caramelised pepper tarts get their zingy heartiness from the chorizo. Cook’s tip: For a meat-free version, substitute the chorizo for semi-dried tomatoes. You can also make smaller tartlets for party nibbles – only cook for 10-15 minutes. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25-35 minutes Total time: 40-50 minutes…

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Canapé recipe: Artichoke and olive rösti

Looking for a canapés recipe? These delicious vegan nibbles are great for parties or starters. They are quick to prepare…and even quicker to eat! Vegan Gluten Free Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 35 minutes Makes: 20 Ingredients 500g Charlotte potatoes, scrubbed 1 tsp fennel seeds 2 shallots, finely chopped 280g jar artichoke hearts 3 tbsp…

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Recipe: Turkey and ham pie with leeks

This turkey and ham pie recipe is a classic and perfect for leftovers. Preparation time: 30 minutes + chilling Cooking time: 45 minutes Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes + chilling Serves: 6 – 8 Ingredients FOR THE PASTRY 450g plain flour 50g jar poppy seeds 100g butter, cold and cut into cubes 100g lard, cold…

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