Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Tasty Bites...

On Friday I will be having a few people in for drinks and appetizers as Shane has his own debs ball that evening. I  spotted these amazing mediterranean hors d'oeuvres online and was dying to try them out. So I gave it a go last night and here is my version which turned out to be very simple to make...

First I lined a muffin tin with circles of rolled out puff pastry.Just cut to size and mould them in to make a little nest. I filled 12 just to try them out...

Next I made  two fillings which were, Pesto and mozzarella cheese and bacon,onion and slow roasted tomatoes.
For the pesto filling I just used a lovely jar of readymade pesto I had bought and never tried, filled the cases with a tsp and sliced mozzarella cheese over the top.
For the second filling I diced bacon rashers and fried with a chopped onion on a pan.I roasted baby tomatoes in the oven with olive oil for 15mins.Then added these to the bacon and onion  mix before filling the cases...

Bake in a hot oven 200c for about 15 mins until pastry is puffy and golden brown.

I'm delighted with the result, as I really just threw caution to the wind and used ingredients that I had in the house already!! I think I ate about three ... ( I'm not saying for sure!) when they emerged from the oven :) I plan on making a fresh batch Friday morning and think they'd be lovely served with a bottle of chilled cava!

  A great little appetizer for all the party nights ahead!!


  1. What a fabulous and simple easy tasty idea! I am so stealing this!

  2. Oh wow! You're such a wonderful cook. It looks like they are fresh out from bakery. Look so yum!! very presentable, of course! xoxo

  3. Oh my, these look - and I'm sure taste - wonderful. Thanks for the great, relatively simple idea!

  4. These look so pretty! They reminded me of something that I make. I don't usually send links to other places on the web, but you might like to peek here :) Have fun at your party!

  5. Oh these look so delicious and easy to make! Thanks for such a simple but tasty idea! xx

  6. hmmm anne that looks delicious! my favorite moment is to eat appetizers with champagne , I do it almost every evening ;-) mostly alone when I am cooking :-(

  7. These look so delicious and pretty. It's a great idea.

  8. yummy!! My sister just informed me that I was in charge of appetizers for Thanksgiving weekend (an american holiday in about 2 weeks) thanks for helping me out

  9. Oh these look gooooood!!
    I think this recipe will come in handy for the festive period :D xx

  10. Mmmmmm. Yummy! I'll try your receipe!

  11. Bubbles, I lurve bubbles (even the cheap tat but the good stuff IS better ;-)). Very elegant looking nibbles.

  12. I'll have one of each...please.

  13. great to meet another mommy blogger. love the recipe, i have to try it! thanks for sharing.


  14. Ooh, that looks really good, and it seems very easy. You're smart to try it out ahead of time!

  15. I'm always trying new recipes the' day of'...great idea to do a trial run and tweak things to taste. Let look delish...esp., the bacon and potato ones!
    Hope your party on Friday will be a fun filled night.

  16. p.s. ...sorry...sometimes my typing sucks! They look delish! I really don't know where the 'let' came from.

  17. Looks delicious!

    Heel in Mint

  18. Anne, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. These look perfect as party food yet they're so simple to make. I'm going to give them a try.

  19. These look awesome - looks so simple and easy - but I'm sure I will mess up somehow ;) I love eating small bites like these - you can eat a lot and not think about the weight gain, it's all an illusion. Love the photos!

  20. Anne! These look YUMMY delicious!!! You are such a great host and cook!!! I just admire you. :D

  21. Hi Anne- wow this look good! i will make them one of those weekends!

    Ariane xxxx

  22. oh wow this looks so delicious can i come to eat one day? haha wish you a fantastic sunday!
    love and kiss,mary

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