nibbles, dips and canapes

recipe for salad with marinated anchovies

Luxurious Leftover Salad

Saucy Dressings’ chief taster doesn’t like anchovies. Or at least he doesn’t like those which are preserved in a heavy dose of salt. Those, readily available al...
pesto and sundried tomato crostini recipe

Dual-coloured Quick Crostini

This is a way of making quick nibbles to keep the ravenous hoards going if dinner is going to be a bit later than planned…..it's all store cupboard stuff - if y...
recipe for savour bacon rolls

Savoury bacon rolls

These savoury bacon rolls are different and easy. They’re great with drinks, and they also make a good starter – serve three each with a little dressed salad as...
recipe for sticky chipolatas

Sticky City cocktail sausages

Not long ago I was invited to a smart do at an august City institution. I would have done well to listen to the talk – how to protect oneself… or the country ag...
brie, almond and hibiscus canape recipe

Hibiscus Crostini with Brie and Almonds

A couple of months ago I posted a guide to using edible flowers, and some of the most useful flowers I found were hibiscus flowers. They look stunning in cockta...
potato skins with truffled mascarpone recipe

Truffled Mascarpone-laden Potato Skins

This idea for canapés using potato skins (which don't go soggy like bread often does) comes from one of Sally Clarke's excellent books. The first time I tried t...