Canapés should look sophisticated, taste amazing and be fuss-free to eat – without having to spend hours fiddling in the kitchen. Rachel’s favourite canapés can be prepared ahead using simple ingredients with clever twists and short-cuts that will impress your guests.
How many canapés per person? Rachel suggests 8-10 per head for a short drinks party and 12 per head for a longer party. Canapés need to be small enough to be held in the fingers and eaten in one bite, without leaving sticky fingers. As for presentation, why not collect quirky platters from charity shops – or serve on a piece of slate or wood?