Nostalgic party food recipes

Nostalgic party food

Fancy yourself a regular Fanny Cradock but can't bring yourself to pipe green potato? These nostalgic party food recipes are sure to hit the mark, without resorting to aspic.

Deviled eggs

Deviled eggs

Devilishly delicious and deceptively easy to make. It's time to resurrect the deviled egg.

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Iced gems

Iced gems

Small, sweet and essential to any party spread. Your child will enjoy making these as much as eating them.

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Salmon mousse

Salmon mousse

For the true retro effect, set the mousse in a fish shaped tin. If you'd rather not leave your guests green around the gills, stick to a ramekin.

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Blancmange bunny on green jelly grass

Blancmange bunny on green jelly grass

A showstopper that no party would be complete without. Add a strawberry or raspberry purée for a pastel pink finish.

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Mini sausage rolls

Mini sausage rolls

So deliciously moreish that it's easy to eat ten in a row. Try adding a little water to the meat for extra puffy pastry.

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Tea sandwiches

Tea sandwiches

When it comes to sandwiches, the sky's the limit. Let your imagination run wild with your filling combinations, or stick to the classics with our cucumber and cream cheese recipe.

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Butterfly cakes

Butterfly cakes

Long before cupcakes there were butterfly cakes. Delicate, simple and easier to eat than their American cousins, they're sure to impress guests of all ages.

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Prawn cocktail

Prawn cocktail

Short of serving lobster thermidor cooked in a microwave, you'll be hard pushed to find a more eighties dish than this. Traditionally served in a glass, but equally delicious on a (less fiddly) plate.

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Vol-au-vent

Vol-au-vent

A vol-au-vent is the perfect vessel for any filling. Creamy mushroom or salmon is the classic stuffing, but feel free to experiment with combinations.

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