Monday, November 21, 2011

Sweets and Canapes

Most birthday parties and christening events, if not held at home, are normally held in a refreshing and relaxing venue for everybody to relax. If the timing of the event is not lunch or dinner, try to organize it in the garden or a pavilion to provide a very soothing and cool atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

Foods ideal for this type of venues usually are ready-to-bite foods, canapes and finger foods and if children are present in the celebration, most likely, the foods they would surely love are sweets and creamy. 

Here are some suggestions, just make sure to control the food intake of your kids so as not to overshoot their adrenalin and weight.

Kirstie Allsopp Banana Toffee 
This sweet and delicious dessert is made of banana and caramel swirls that even adults will surely love. Soft, yummy and sticky, a toffee is simply a scrumptious delight temptation at your party.

Ingredients:
Self-raising flour
Baking powder
Bicarbonate of soda
Eggs
Milk
Vegetable oil
Ripe bananas (mashed)
Vanilla extract
Carnation caramel
Chopped Pecan nuts

Gluten-free Cupcakes
Moist, fluffy and delicious dessert for the entire guests and family members to enjoy including those dah-lings who are watching their diet and health. This sweet delight food is dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free and gluten-free!

Ingredients:
Rice flour
Potato flour
Corn flour
Gluten-free baking powder
Xanthan gum
Baking soda
Salt
Canola Oil
Agave nectar of fructouse syrup
Plum puree
Warm water
Vanilla Essence
Vegan white chocolate drops
Fresh raspberries

For the frosting:
Vegetable shortening
Soya margarine
Sifted icing sugar
Soya milk
Raspberry Juice

Berry Whoopies
If you are tired hearing about cupcakes and muffins, then try something new, here's another party food idea I got from party pieces, Berry Whoopies!Sounds new?Well, this is now the latest craze among party foods. This food is composed of fruity raspberry butter cream, very soft in the inside but its outside texture is very crispy! It contains marshmallows and sugar flowers decorated with glace icing to make it look and taste delightfully wonderful!

Ingredients:
Plain flour
Baking powder
Bicarbonate of soda
Caster sugar
Melted butter
Yogurt
Eggs
Vanilla Extract

Filling:
Raspberries
Butter
Icing sugar
Raspberry puree

Top decorate
Sifted icing sugar
Water
Selections of raspberries, sugar flowers and marshmallows

Source: Party Pieces

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