Thursday, 17 October 2013

Great Bloggers Bake Off - Week 9 Canapes

This week was always going to be a tricky one for me regardless of what the theme was.
We are going on holiday on Friday and it is always manic getting everything ready.
However I decided to use this weeks theme to some good use.
The canapes that I am making will be great little nibbles for the journey.
That is if my lot can manage to keep their fingers off them until then!
I am amazed that I have actually managed to bake these along with getting ready for holiday.
Here is what I have made:
Pesto, goats cheese and courgette tarts
125g plain flour
63g chilled butter, cubed
A pinch of salt
1tbsp dried basil
1 egg yolk
25mls water
Basil pesto
Soft goats cheese
Courgette, a couple of slices quartered
Heat the oven to 180C
1 - Put the flour, butter, salt and dried basil in a food processor and blitz until you get a breadcrumb texture
2 - Add the yolk and the water and mix
3 - As soon as the dough comes together remove from the food processor and form into a ball
4 - Wrap in cling film and chill for minimum of 30 minutes
5 - Once chilled roll out and cut circles with a cutter
6 - Place in either silicone cases or a cupcake tin
7 - Place about half a tea spoon of pesto in each pastry case
8 - Top with a ball of goats cheese and place in the courgette quarters
9 - Bake for about 20 minutes until browned
Cauliflower, Broccoli and Stilton Tarts
125g plain flour
63g  chilled butter, cubed
A pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
Half tspn cayenne pepper
25mls water
A few florets of cauliflower and broccoli
Stilton cheese
A drop of full fat milk
Heat oven to 180C
1 - Make pastry as about just replace the dried basil for cayenne pepper
2 - Chill in the fridge for minimum of 30 minutes
3 - While the pastry is chilling boil the cauliflower and broccoli until soft
4 - Blend the cauliflower and broccoli until you have a smooth texture
5 - Crumble in the Stilton and a drop of milk and mix all together
6 - Once pastry has chilled roll out and cut the tart bases
7 - Place about 1 tspn of the cheese and vegetable mix
8 - Bake for about 20 minutes or until browned

Tuna Puff Pastry Case

Puff pastry (I am so sorry but I had to use ready made due to the time scale!)
Tinned tuna
Red onion
Cayenne pepper

Heat the oven to 180C

1 - Fry the onions until soft in a little olive oil
2 - Add the tuna and fry for a couple of minutes
3 - Mix in the passata and cayenne pepper and heat for a few minutes
4 - Remove from the heat and leave to cool
5 - Once cooled cut out circles of puff pastry
6 - Pinch the four corners together so that you create a square basket
7 - Spoon in approx half a teaspoon of the tuna mix into each puff pastry basket
8 - Bake for approx 20 minutes or until browned
Goats Cheese and Tomato Puff Pastry Case

Puff Pastry
Soft goats cheese
Cherry tomatoes, cubed

1 - As above create the puff pastry baskets
2 - Form a ball of goats cheese and add to each basket
3 - Top with a quarter of a cherry tomato
4 - Bake for approx 20 minutes or until browned
From left to right - Tuna Puff Pastry Case, Pesto Goats Cheese and Courgette Tart, Goats Cheese and Cherry Tomato Puff Pastry Case and Cauliflower, Broccoli and Stilton Tart
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  1. wow well done Kirsty - you managed to make four different ones too - better than the GBBO contestents even (better than me!). they all sound and look delicious and so diddy and neat too. i bet they tasted really good too. thank you for going to so much effort and joining in x x

    1. Thank you :-) I'm just hoping that I get chance to bake for the final xx

  2. Wow, they all look delicious and you did amazingly well to get them all done!

  3. They look lovely, very delicious, all these canapes are making me think of the New Year already!

  4. those all look lovely, and so many of them!
    thanks for joining in again.


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