Monday, December 21, 2009

More Finger Food Recipes

Just because it's Christmas I'll share with you another finger food recipe!!..

This one is tricky, as you have to be really careful with the savoury profiteroles. But don't get scared it's just a matter of paying attention.
Here it goes!..
Savoury Profiteroles

6 tbsp butter
1 cup of chicken stock
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to season
pinch of paprika
1 cup of flour
3 large eggs
4 ounces of Gruyere cheese coarsely grated
milk for brushing


Heat the oven to 375°F. Put the butter in a heavy saucepan, then add the stock, salt, pepper and paprika. Bring to a boil and then pull from heat. Dump the flour in all at once and beat until smooth with a wooden spoon. Put the pan back on low heat and beat for 1 min. to cook the dough.. Remove from the heat and let cool about 3 mins, then add the eggs one at a time, beating vigorously with a wooden spoon after adding each one of them. The dough should be smooth, soft and glossy.

After getting that consistency stir in the cheese. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls forming a 2.5 cm balls onto a buttered baking sheet. Brush with milk so they'll get shiny when baked. Bake until puffed at 375°F for 35 mins. approx, or until nicely browned and feather light when you pick one up. Let them cool in a rack for a couple of mins.

Cut the top of each one and fill the profiteroles with what ever you happen to like (cream cheese with green onions, goats cheese with pesto, blue cheese and walnuts, etc). Then put the little tap on.

This recipe is very good and the best thing is that you can adapt it to whatever your likes are. Add your favourite toppings and make it your own.

Finger Food!

With all the festivities coming up it's very important to have some quick and easy recipes so you can entertain your guests!!...
We had my Chaparrito's Bday Party a couple of weeks ago and I decided that instead of cooking lots of food I was going to do something simple and tiny, but yummy at the same time..

A couple of friends also brought some yummy creations!!... They owe me the recipes!! Mike I want that pork recipe ASAP!... hahahaha ... Anyways .. knowing some of you have probably lots of Christmas parties coming up, I will share with you a couple of recipes so you can make finger food a real delight!..

Smoked Salmon on a cracker


16 slices of smoked salmon
1/2 cup of cream cheese or goat's cheese
1 tbsp of mustard or if using goat's cheese you can use a tbsp of honey
2 green onions (thinly sliced)


On your work surface lay out an approx. 45 x 30 cm plastic wrap and on top of it overlap the salmon slices to form a rectangle.

On a food processor toss the remaining smoked salmon, cheese, mustard, green onions and puree until smooth. Spread the mixture in an even layer on top of the smoked salmon slices.

Roll the smoked salmon into a tight log similar as making a roll of sushi. Use the plastic wrap to help you roll the salmon tightly. Pinch the plastic wrap on both ends and then roll the log until it tightens and forms a cylinder.

Freeze for a couple of hours to help it firm. When it's firm enough to cut, slice it into even rounds and place each one on top of the cracker.

And voilà!