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Canapés with a Burns/Scottish theme?

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BumPotato Tue 21-Jan-14 17:24:15

I have 4 total strangers visiting this weekend, from abroad. I've invited them mid afternoon so to miss lunch/dinner. I thought it might be nice to do a selection of canapés to serve with drinks (or maybe tea...not sure if they drink).

Anyone have any ideas or tried and tested recipes for me? I thought maybe I'd include haggis since it is burns night this weekend.

mrspremise Tue 21-Jan-14 19:18:47

Cut squares of puff pastry with a little bit of haggis pressed into them and baked. Or do 'shots' of haggis, neeps and tatties if you have enough any shot glasses?

Vatta Tue 21-Jan-14 19:30:14

Cranachan for a pudding one, serve in shot glasses/small bowls

Vatta Tue 21-Jan-14 19:34:48

Little colcannon cakes

Anything with smoked salmon

I've seen prawns in a whiskey sauce that seemed very popular (no recipe sorry but google should find one!)

blueberrycupcake Tue 21-Jan-14 19:35:04

I'd do something with smoked salmon. Maybe potato scones with cream cheese and smoked salmon on top.

AgentProvocateur Tue 21-Jan-14 19:41:58

You can buy haggis Bon bons - canapé haggis! Available in supermarkets at this time of year.

BumPotato Tue 21-Jan-14 20:08:03

Ooh some lovely ideas, thanks!

BlueChampagne Wed 22-Jan-14 15:10:39

Tablet for a sweet one - great with coffee. Unless you feel like deep-frying mars bars ...

BumPotato Wed 22-Jan-14 15:15:00

Historically I only ever make tablet when I'm up the duff. I'll maybe make some just to see DH's face! There is a tin of condensed milk in the cupboard, now that I think of it.

BlueChampagne Wed 22-Jan-14 15:29:35


WilsonFrickett Wed 22-Jan-14 16:49:32

Do blinis but with warmed potato scones - use a cutter to cut out wee circles, then do some smoked salmon, tiny bit of creme fraiche and a little caviar if you're pushing the boat out, bit of dill if not.

cupcakeicing Wed 22-Jan-14 17:11:54

Smokie pate on bannocks.

mrspremise Thu 23-Jan-14 21:53:54

Those 'cocktail' haggis things are just plain nasty; they simply don't taste anything like the "great chieftain o' the pudding race..."

AgentProvocateur Fri 24-Jan-14 06:21:16

That's disappointing, mrspremise - I was looking forward to buying them. I thought the concept was great.

NormHonal Fri 24-Jan-14 06:28:24

I saw in Waitrose that you can buy packs of two circular "slices" of haggis. Plenty of scope there for cutting out smaller circles to put on blinis, etc, then you can also do the smoked salmon ones, would look lovely.

PoppyAmex Fri 24-Jan-14 16:26:03

Haggis bonbons are lovely if well made and they're heaven when dipped into whisky sauce

BumPotato Mon 27-Jan-14 19:46:49

I made lentil and bacon soup served with butteries' but my company had already eaten lunch, so my kids had that.

For nibbles... Due to not being able to buy haggis Bon bons, I made sausage rolls, but instead of sausage meat I used haggis. I used the jus roll puff pastry sheet. They went down a storm. I didn't make tablet but did serve jam doughnuts and Tunnocks tea cakes with tea I had wine

I have mini scotch pies in the fridge along with smoked salmon and cream cheese to be used up, yum.

Thanks for all the ideas.

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