• Serves: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: N/A
  • Difficulty: easy

Canapés are often my favourite part of having a get together and I love serving up these five easy versions, which can all be made in under 10 minutes. It’’s time to get your cocktail sticks ready!

I’m going to tackle two preconceptions here. First up that women don’’t like football. I love football. Having Italian roots, it would be hard not to love the beautiful game, but it also helps that the boys in blue tend to stand a pretty good chance of making it quite far this summer.

The second preconception is around canapés. So many of my friends seem to think that these little nibbles involve hours of preparation and cooking for something that is all over after just one bite. Wrong!

Canapés are often my favourite part of having a get together and when my fellow football-loving gang descend upon my house, I’’ll be serving up these five easy versions, which can all be made in under 10 minutes. It’’s time to get your cocktail sticks ready!

 

here's what you'll need...

  • Figs
  • Dolcelatte
  • 8 blinis
  • Hummus
  • Chorizo
  • Basil leaves
  • Sunblush tomatoes
  • Mozzarella
  • Tomato puree
  • Artichoke
  • Mini pitta bread
  • Parma ham
  • Cocktail sticks

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here's how it's done...

Figs with Dolcelatte:

Cut one fig into quarters and place each piece on a cocktail stick with a small slice of Dolcelatte.

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Blinis with hummus and chorizo:

Toast four blinis on a low setting before spreading with hummus and placing a slice of chorizo on top of each.

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Mozzarella, sunblush tomatoes and basil

Place four basil leaves, four sunblush tomatoes and four slices of mozzarella onto four cocktail sticks.

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Blinis with sundried tomato puree and artichoke:

Spread four toasted blinis with sundried tomato puree and place a piece of artichoke on top of each.

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Mini pitta breads with mozzarella and Parma ham:

Slice two mini pitta breads in half lengthways. Place a large slice of mozzarella on each pitta half and grill for a couple of minutes until the cheese melts. Top with Parma ham.

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This selection will feed four hungry mouths or six people looking to nibble. Now your canapés are sorted all you need to do is cheer on your team. In my case, forza Italia!

 
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By Chiara Pannozzo on 19.05.14

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