The event season is fast approaching and it’s time to update your finger food choices. Canapés are a very good option to add to the list of finger food for any kind of event. A canapé is a kind of Hors d’oeuvre which is easy to eat, bite size small in size. There are a wide variety of toppings that can be added to it. It is traditionally served with cocktails but you can add it to your dinner menu too.
Canapés can be held with one hand so that your other hand is free to hold your drink and it can be consumed in a single bite. Be it a birthday party, Christmas dinner or an official event canapés can fit into any menu and make it delectable.
A Little Back Story About Canapés
The word canapés comes from the native French word that actually refers to a sofa. Canapés originated somewhere in the mid-1800s and found their way over to Australia somewhere in the 20th century. Ever since then they have been a staple of events and dinner parties.
The Four Parts of Canapé
Canapés is a type of hors d’oeuvres which consists of four main parts:-
- The first part which is the base is a small piece of pastry, bread or cracker. Bruschetta or crostini can be called the classic examples of canapés. The canapés in the present day are even made up of a small pancake or a pastry shell.
- The second part is a layer of flavourful spread which could be either mayonnaise, cream cheese or even a simple layer of butter. The purpose of this part is to add just the right amount of moisture so that the bread underneath doesn’t get soggy. The other main job of this layer is to act as a sort of glue so as to prevent the toppings from sliding off the base.
- This third part is the primary part of the canapé. It comprises of the topping which could be seafood, meat, fruit, vegetable or whatsoever you like. The topping can be as luxurious as you like.
- The final layer of canapé- the garnish, is something really small like herbs or even caviar.
There is absolutely no hard and fast rule with canapés. You can make it with more than one topping also. The best canapés are the ones that are simple in construction so that you don’t end up making a mess while eating. The best part about canapés is that you don’t have to put down your drink to have it and you never have to worry about where you will keep the used skewer or toothpick.
The canapés should be packed with flavour in a way that they can compete with the cocktails served at the event. The goal of the canapés should be a flavour that is bold, tangy and spicy.
The Best Way to Serve Canapés
Eating canapés is an experience and the presentation of it is the main part that one just cannot ignore. The way the canapés are served will dictate how successful your party canapés have been. So ensure that your caterer displays them in such a way that the guests are blown. A stylish backdrop to the yummy canapés is always appreciated.
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