Canapes are the quintessential hors d'oeuvres. You can pile any tasty combination on a slice of bread (or puff pastry, or flat bread, etc.). These are some of my favorites...
Roasted Beef & Horseradish Cream Canapes
2 baguettes, sliced into 1/2 inch toasts
1 packages of cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons of horseradish
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
salt & pepper
1 pound of Roast Beef, sliced
flat leaf parsley
Mix together cream cheese, horseradish, dijon, salt & pepper. Spread the mixture onto each slice of bread. Top with a thin slice of beef and sprinkling of parsley, salt & pepper.
Roasted Red Pepper & Blue Cheese Canapes
2 baguettes, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 large jar of roasted red peppers, sliced
8 ounces of blue cheese, crumbled
On a baking sheet, spread out the slices of bread. Pile the peppers and blue cheese on each piece. Put them in the oven under the low broiler for 2-3 minutes just until the blue cheese melts. Sprinkle with parsley and fresh black pepper.