I was busy making what I thought was a garlic butter to spread on my french bread when I thought I'd better taste it to see if it needed more garlic. Well, I thought it did, so I kept adding more and more......til I saw that the jar I was using was actually ginger LOL......I then grabbed the right jar and added in the garlic & herbs & after tasting decided it was ok :) At the time I was making a large amount for a crowd but have scaled it back to post. Use more or less of the ginger & garlic to suit your taste. One advantage I did find was that as so often happens with garlic bread this didn't 'repeat' on me :) I now use this all the time and the family all ask for "that 'mistake' garlic bread" LOL :)
These tasty little appetizers are perfect for anything from a treat at home to elegant party nibbles. It will always be Jenny W.'s recipe to me, a lovely woman I worked with when I first came to New Zealand. She used to make them for morning tea, something I had never experienced before - a tea break where you actually talk to your workmates and share food. Brilliant idea! She shared this recipe with me and I've passed it on several times. It's always a hit. So Jenny W., if you see this and recognise your recipe, get in touch with me.
I was looking for something a little different for lunch box snacks and came across this recipe in a magazine a few years ago. They can be served hot or cold and keep for up to 3 days in the fridge. DD loves to take these to school or as a snack to microwave at dancing. Sometime's I pop a cherry tomato in, or chopped spring onions or cheese on top which is also nice. The options are endless!!!
Another idea a friend had, was to use minature muffin pans and she made these for appetiser's at her party !!!
I found this recipe in a magazine in a doctor's waiting room and because we love the flavour of the Middle Eastern Spice Sumac I copied the recipe onto a scrap of paper. Pita bread or any flat bread can be used if lavash bread is not available. This is just so easy but so great.
I first used this recipe as an entree for two on Valentines Day. It was given to me by a family friend. You can also use a pack of 6 or 12 mini vol-au-vents as appetizers. Since then I have made them again and I didn't have tarragon so I used sage. So I think you can put your favourite spice instead of the tarragon as the sage worked well. I didn't have cream so I used cream cheese. I had a question regarding vol-au-vent cases and after researching on many web pages and even posting a question in the forum. I found out that vol-au-vent cases are the same thing as puff pastry shells. So if you are using puff pastry shells please follow the instructions on the pack. As in Australia the vol-au-vent cases come on the shelf (pre-cooked, ready to use) not the freezer.
These melt-in-your-mouth puffs will become a favorite, so light and cheesy, I aways make lots of these, but no matter how many I make, it's just never enough, they go so fast. (note: plan ahead, these puffs need to chill overnight)
These can be made up to 5 days in advance. Store in an airtight container with wax paper in between layers. They will brighten up any cocktail party or appetizer table! You will need 3 in. and 2 in. star cookie cutters.
Watch the delightful surprised look on your guests faces when they bite into one of these. They are so refreshing with the cold grape, cheese and nuts MMMMmm. A reviewer suggested finely chopped ginger added in and I think that sounds wonderful.
This was a real hit at a Christmas Party I went to last year. Not only was the idea original and the presentation artistic, but everyone loved it! They are served in a large way- oversized novelty martini glass. They are absolutely delicious and reminded me of a bite of Bloody Mary