Christmas Canape Crackers
200 g packet ready rolled filo pastry
50 g (2 oz) butter melted
Avacado, prawn and lemon:
25g (1 oz ) butter
½ lemon, grated rind and juice
1 spring onion, finely sliced
50 g (2 oz) fresh peeled prawn
½ ripe avocado, peeled, stone removed and diced
Feta and lime:
25 g (1 oz ) butter
½ lime, grated rind and juice
50 g (2 oz ) feta cheese, crumbled
15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped
Sausage and cranberry:
4 chunky sausages, skins removed
15 ml (1 tbsp ) cranberry sauce
25 g (1 oz ) bean sprouts
¼ green pepper, deseeded and finely sliced
1- Make each of the filings separately by mixing together all ingredients listed for each.
2- Take the sheets of filo and cut into 4 (this should give you rectangles about 15x20cm)
3- Place one sheet on a board and brush with melted butter, place a further sheet on top and brush again with butter.
4- Place a spoonful of the mixture at the edge in the centre and roll up - pinch the edges to make a cracker shape- continue until you have sufficient crackers for the festive occasion!
5- Place on a baking sheet and brush with a little more melted butter – this will make them crisp and golden
6- Bake in a preheated oven at 190 C / 375 F or Gas mark 5 for about 15 minutes until pastry is golden and crispy.
7- Finish off with fresh chives and very thin strips of red pepper for ‘bows’