Tag Archives: Nibbles

Spiced cornbread

Really easy to make and great for sharing. While it goes really well with soups and stews, it is also great for taking on picnics as it will transfer well wrapped in a kitchen cloth. Ingredients 40g butter 3 shallots, finely chopped 2 chillies, thinly sliced 200g coarse cornmeal (polenta) 200g plain flour 2 tsp […]

Olive, rosemary and goats cheese muffins

Savoury muffins are a great alternative to sandwiches for picnics as they transport a lot better, don’t get soggy and don’t have a tendency to spill everywhere. Ingredients 2tsp of baking powder 250g of plain flour 50g of cheddar, grated 3 free-range eggs 40mls milk 50ml olive oil 2tbsp fresh rosemary 100g good pitted olives […]

Goats cheese coquettes with truffled honey

These coquettes and honey make a fantastic starter or swanky canapés for a party. It does feel like quite a fancy plate of nibbles, but the goats cheese, honey and truffle flavours really complement each other and are incredibly moreish. Some truffle companies sell truffled honey, but you can easily make it yourself by combing […]

Berenjenas con miel

There are a few different recipes for berenjenas con miel or aubergines with honey, all of which are pretty good. Some recipes deep fry the aubergines in batter, however, I think the stripped down simple version is best. I first ate this tapas dish in Barcelona and promised myself I would learn how to make […]

Beetballs

I think these gluten free vegan beetballs are wonderful dipped in horseradish. If that sounds a bit odd or if you fancy something a bit more substantial, you could just have them instead of meatballs with gluten free pasta and a rich tomato sauce. Ingredients (serves two) 3 cooked beetroots 1 carrot 1 red onion […]

Roasted crunchy chickpeas

If you’re looking for a homemade snack that is healthier than crisps, these roasted chickpeas are a lovely alternative and are really simple to make. They also keep for up to a week. The ingredients listed below are for one can of chickpeas which works out to be less than a bowlful as the chickpeas […]

Chunky guacamole

The lime juice should prevent the avocado from discolouring but it is still better to eat it sooner rather than later if possible. Ingredients 2 ripe avocados 1 large or 2 small ripe tomatoes Handful of coriander Juice of one lime 1 red onion (finely chopped) 1 chilli Method Put the flesh of the avocados […]