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Crostini Platter

Party food recipes to impress your guests, including seeded cheese biscuits, fig and olive crostini and smoked salmon and cream cheese rolls

Kick your party off in the best possible way with some of these delightful little party nibbles that only take minutes to throw together and will really set you aside!

This lovely crostini platter will really make your party extra special. They couldn't be easier to make and add a touch of class to any drinks gathering.

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Savoury Cheesecake

Savoury Cheesecake

Who needs a cheeseboard when you can share this savoury cheesecake instead? Perfect for party picking. See the savoury cheesecake recipe.

Medjool Dates Stuffed With Roquefort

Medjool Dates Stuffed With Roquefort

Cheese-stuffed Medjool dates are so easy and take just 5 minutes to assemble, but make a delicious snack to pass round. See the Medjool dates stuffed with Roquefort recipe.

Rosemary Nuts

Rosemary Nuts

Rosemary bar nuts are a step up for crisps and will keep drinks party guests happy. See the rosemary nuts recipe.

Cheese Fondue With Roast New Potatoes

Cheese Fondue With Roast New Potatoes

Bring fondue up to date with these cute mini roast potato dippers, which make a fun and filling party bite. See the fondue with roast new potatoes recipe.

Seeded Cheese Biscuits

Seeded Cheese Biscuits

Rich seeded cheese biscuits are so easy to make in advance and will go down so well with a glass of red wine.

Mini Apple Rarebit

Mini Apple Rarebit

Apple, cheese and mustard make a fantastic combination in these simple party bites that are ready in just 15 minutes. See the mini apple rarebit recipe.

Kale Pesto and Curd Cheese Crostini

Kale Pesto and Curd Cheese Crostini

Trendy and healthy, kale pesto with walnuts adds an interesting twist to these kale pesto and curd cheese crostini, which make a delicious vegetarian party food option.

Avocado and Chorizo Bruschetta

Avocado and Chorizo Bruschetta

Delicious and very on trend, mashed avocado makes a lovely topping for a bruschetta along with chorizo and manchego. See the avocado and chorizo bruschetta recipe.

Garlic, Red Pepper And Anchovy Crostini

Garlic, Red Pepper And Anchovy Crostini

Roasted garlic takes these red pepper and anchovy crostini to the next level, with a salty-sweet topping.

Chocolate and Coconut Fridge Cake

Chocolate and Coconut Fridge Cake

This simple chocolate and coconut fridge cake takes just 20 minutes to prepare and can be cut into bite-sized pieces to make perfect party nibbles. See the chocolate and coconut fridge cake recipe.

Fig and Black Olive Tapenade Crostini

Fig and Black Olive Tapenade Crostini

Make easy fig and black olive tapenade crostini as the easiest but impressive party food that's so simple to make ahead.

Crostini of Roasted Red Peppers with Goats' Cheese

Crostini of Roasted Red Peppers with Goats' Cheese

Almost an assembly job, this crostini of roasted red peppers with goat's cheese recipe is a delicious canapé which meat-eaters and veggies alike will love. Find more vegetarian recipes

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Rolls

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Rolls

These smoked salmon and cream cheese rolls are so easy to make ahead and enjoy with a glass of fizz. Find more smoked salmon recipes.

Chilli Chicken Skewers with Slaw

Chilli Chicken Skewers with Slaw

Whether you cook these on the barbecue or inside under a grill, our chili chicken skewers with slaw recipe will keep hungry hordes happy. Find more chicken recipes

Cajun Ribs with Molasses

Cajun Ribs with Molasses

Make a stack of Cajun ribs with molasses for a sweet, sticky party food that can be served hot or cold. Make ahead so you can relax and enjoy your party.

Tartiflette Pizza

Tartiflette Pizza

PIzza is so easy to share at a party and this tartiflette pizza is so easy to make, reminiscent of holidays spent at Alpine ski lodges.

Olive Focaccia

Olive Focaccia

Make this delicious olive focaccia bread with oregano as a tear and share party centrepiece that you can serve with homemade dips.

Hazelnut and Frangelico Brownies

Hazelnut and Frangelico Brownies

This naughty hazelnut and frangelico brownies recipe is strictly for the grown-ups! Find more baking recipes

Asparagus, Mushroom & Bacon Stratas

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Asparagus, Mushroom & Bacon Stratas

Delicious and filling, vegetarian guests will love this asparagus, mushroom and bacon stratas recipe Find more muffin recipes

Merguez Sausage Rolls

Merguez Sausage Rolls

Spicy marguez sausage rolls are a new take on traditional sausge rolls, with the Mexican sausages bringing a harissa flavour.

Tapenade Crostini

Tapenade Crostini

Sourdough bread has much more flavour and is worth 
the extra cost when making these tapenade crostinis for your next get together.

Tomato And Mozzarella Bruschetta

Tomato And Mozzarella Bruschetta

We love slow cooked cherry tomatoes on this easy bruschetta recipe work, topped with mozzarella and basil for a Mediterranean bite.

Pear and Chicory Salad Bites

Pear and Chicory Salad Bites

Sweet quince paste is perfect with salty blue cheese for these pear and chicory salad bites; serve the rest on your cheeseboard.

Mini Smoked Salmon and Chive Frittatas

Mini Smoked Salmon and Chive Frittatas

Mini smoked salmon frittata recipe makes easy party food to share at a drinks party. Find more smoked salmon starter recipes.

Lemon and Coriander Hummus

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Lemon and Coriander Hummus

Everyone loves hummus, so put out this lemon and coriander hummus recipe at the start of the evening so guests can nibble as they arrive. Find more Middle Eastern recipes

Beetroot Blinis

Beetroot Blinis

Flash the blinis in a hot oven, then leave to cool before adding the topping. Find more beetroot recipes.

Treacle Cured Salmon

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Treacle Cured Salmon

This wonderful treacle cured salmon recipe is so simple to make - and your guests will love the smoky-sweet flavour. Find more salmon recipes

Blue Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart

Blue Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart

Everyone loves a quiche, and this blue cheese and caramelised onion tart recipe is great as part of a buffet with a crisp salad. Find more tart recipes

Vietnamese Pork Balls and Sticky Chicken Teriyaki

Vietnamese Pork Balls and Sticky Chicken Teriyaki

Vietnamese is the new foodie favourite, so bring your party up to date with our aromatic recipes. Try tasty Vietnamese pork balls recipe, which are filling without being stodgy, or exotic sticky chicken Teriyaki recipe mini skewers. Tho'm ngon! (Delicious!) Find more Asian recipes

Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki

Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki

Warm nibbles always go down well - try a taste of Greece this summer with our lamb koftas with tzatziki recipe Find more lamb recipes

Fruit & Nut Bulgur Wheat Salad

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Fruit & Nut Bulgur Wheat Salad

This middle eastern-inspired fruit and nut bulgur salad recipe makes a great alternative to a rice or pasta salad. Find more vegetarian recipes

Blush Apple Martini Cocktail

Blush Apple Martini Cocktail

The appletini has become a modern classic, and this blush apple martini cocktail recipe is taken from The World's Best Cocktails by Tom Sandham. Find more drinks recipes

Cucumber Salad with Feta, Black Olives and Mint

Cucumber Salad with Feta, Black Olives and Mint

So many fresh flavours - your guests will love this cucumber salad with feta, black olives and mint recipe. Find more salad recipes

Prosecco and Lychee Jellies with Edible Glitter

Prosecco and Lychee Jellies with Edible Glitter

Serve this light and sophisticated prosecco and lychee jellies with edible glitter recipe in martini glasses for maximum impact! Find more dessert recipes

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Canapes

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Canapes

Make quick and easy chocolate and salted caramel canapes for a sweet treat to pass around at a party.

Mini Baileys Eclairs

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Mini Baileys Eclairs

Mini Baileys eclairs are worth a little bit of effort, but can be made ahead as an easy party recipe that you know will impress your guests.

Super Dark Venezuelan Truffles

Super Dark Venezuelan Truffles

Round off a successful evening with this decadent super dark Venezuelan truffles recipe - they're incredibly simple to make but super impressive.