Christmas Canapes on TV3

Whether you’re looking for something light and elegant or comforting and robust, we have you covered!

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Bramley Apple, Blue Cheese & Bacon Crostini


 1 tsp vegetable oil

6 rashers back bacon

1 Bramley Apple, quartered, cored and sliced

25g soft blue cheese, crumbled




  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the bacon and cook over a medium heat for 6-7 mins, turning once until golden and crisp. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  2. Add the Bramley apple slices to the pan and sauté over a medium heat for 3mins or until tender and golden. Remove from the heat.
  3. Top two slices with the bacon and apples. Crumble over the cheese and serve.


Crab Mayonnaise

(Makes 10-12)


200g of crab meat

½ a  shallot, finely chopped

Some zest and juice of a lemon

½ tsp Dijon mustard

Some tarragon, chopped with a few leaves saved for garnish

A pinch of cayenne pepper

3 tblsp of mayonnaise

Salt, to taste

Some small salad leaves such as Endive or Little Gem, washed


Mix all of the ingredients apart from the lettuce in a bowl and taste for seasoning

When you are ready to serve, spoon a little of the mixture onto the lettuce

Mini Yorkshire Puddings with Beef & Rocket

These are a great way to use up leftover beef and gravy but are equally worth cooking a small fillet steak for!

You will need 2 mini muffin trays.

About 150g Cooked Beef (I like fillet for this)

A large handful of rocket leaves

A squeeze of Lemon Juice

For the batter:

250ml m ilk

115g pla in flour

1 pinch sa lt

2 eggs

A good glug of Rapeseed or Sunflower Oil


Mix all the ingredients for the batter thoroughly but try not to over mix. Leave to rest for at least half an hour.

In the meantime, preheat the oven to 200˚C Fan, 220˚C, or Gas Mark 6

Place a teaspoon of oil in each well of the mini muffin tray and heat in the until very hot. Carefully pour the batter into each well and cook for about 15 mins or until golden brown and risen up.

Slice the beef thinly and lay on top of each Yorkshire pudding. Top with the rocket and a squeeze of lemon juice.


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