As the magical season of Christmas approaches, the air is infused with warmth and joy. Beyond the twinkling lights and merry melodies, one enduring tradition stands out – the gathering of loved ones around a bountiful table laden with scrumptious delights. Christmas is undeniably a time for celebration, and at the heart of these celebrations lies the rich tapestry of cultural culinary traditions that bring families and friends together.
In this spirit, we invite you to embark on a culinary journey that encapsulates the essence of Christmas – simple, heartwarming, and deeply rooted in tradition. Our super easy recipe, crafted from just six ingredients, offers a delightful solution for those seeking to create memorable moments with their loved ones during the festive season.
- 1 1/2 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed
- 1 small smoked chicken breast, finely chopped
- 100g brie, cut into 24 even pieces
- 100g cranberry sauce
- 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
- Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan-forced.
- Prepare the pastry: Cut the whole pastry sheet into 16 even squares. Cut the half sheet into 8 even squares. Line 1 1/2 tbsp (30ml) capacity mini muffin pans with pastry squares (the pastry edges will be higher than the muffin holes). Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm.
- Bake the pastry for 10 minutes or until light golden and crisp. Use a spoon to gently press down on the pastry to flatten slightly. Fill each hole with a little of the chicken. Top with a piece of brie and cranberry sauce. Scatter with thyme.
- Bake for 5-7 minutes or until golden and the cheese has melted slightly. Sprinkle with chives.
*This recipe makes 24 pieces
This chicken, cranberry, and brie canapés are the perfect appetisers that combine a medley of flavours, textures, and aromas. The crunchy pastry combined with the creaminess of the brie and the sweet, tart flavour of the cranberry harmonious blend of flavours and textures, with each element contributing to a scrumptious appetiser. Be sure to make extras as this will fly off the table like hot cakes!