Category Canapes

Discover Miele – Gluten Free Pancakes with Berry infused Greek Yoghurt

Today is 47 days before Easter, and I know that because this morning I woke up and wondered what Shrove Tuesday was all about.

I decided to wikipedia (verb: the act of online research) it, and discovered that Shrove Tuesday is also known as Fat Tuesday, and traditionally pancakes are eaten on this day.  Hence it is also known as Pancake Day.  Why pancakes? Because they were a good way to use up rich foods like eggs, milk and sugar before the fasting period of Lent.  Lent begins tomorrow, on Ash Wednesday, and continues for 40 days.

This tradition of Shrove Tuesday is observed worldwide in one form of festivity or the other.  In some countries it is known as Fat Tuesday, where feasting takes place prior to the sacrificial fasting of Lent...

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Oriental Marinaded Beef Rump Skewers

These skewers are very easy to make and always go down well at a canapé function.  I use beef rump as it has a good flavour, but fillet will work too.  For canapé size, use short skewers.  I’m not going to give exact measurements for this recipe, as it depends on how many people you’re feeding.  I usually serve the beef rump skewers at room temp, which makes them a good make ahead canapé.

Firstly, mix together a glug of soya sauce, a drop of fish sauce, a dash of sweet chilli sauce and a handful of chopped fresh coriander.  Cube the beef rump steaks into 2cm cubes and place in the marinade for a few hours.

Once the flavour has infused, thread three cubes on to each skewer.  Heat a pan and then add a small amount of oil...

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