Venetian Canapes

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Fandoos

A delicious Italian appetizer that you will surely fall in love with.

Top Review by Bergy

We love the flavor - tasty, easy to make and not too expensive (even if they taste like you spent hours in the kitchen) I used a European loaf of white bread, cut off the crust and then cut the slice into different shapes, four per slice. Garnished with chopped black olives and a piece of pimiento. I doubled the recipe, froze some on a cookie sheet , covered, when frozen I plastic wrapped them and put them in to a carboard box- doubled recipe made 48. Excellent appetizer thanks Fandoos

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut circles out of bread slices w/2inch round cutter.
  3. Melt 3 tbsp butter in small saucepan.
  4. Brush both sides of bread circles lightly w/butter.
  5. Bake bread circles on ungreased baking sheet 5 to 6 minutes per side until golden.
  6. Remove to wire rack.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Increase oven temp to 425°F.
  9. Melt remaining 2 tbsp butter in small saucepan.
  10. Stir in flour; cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly.
  11. Whisk in milk; cook and stir 1 minute or until sauce thickens and bubbles (sauce will be very thick). Take off heat, and add mushrooms to sauce, 3 tbsp cheese, salt and black pepper, and stir until well blended.
  12. Spread heaping tbs mushrooms mixture on top of each toast round; place on ungreased baking sheet.
  13. Sprinkle remaining 3 tbsp cheese over canapes, dividing evenly.
  14. Garnish w/black and green olive slices, and bell peppers.
  15. Bake 5-7 minutes until tops are light brown.
  16. Serve warm.

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