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Tarts, salads and sweet treats for a party.

Tartines with blue cheese, fig & ham

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(2 ratings)
Put together a casual French table for lunch with friends, with charcuterie and cheese from the deli and homemade snacks
30 minutes
Easy

Smoky aubergine & coriander dip

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(6 ratings)
The seductively smoky flavour of this Middle Eastern-style dip comes from cooking the aubergines charcoal black
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Courgette & goat's cheese tart

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(12 ratings)
Everyone will love the summery flavours in this veggie main dish
1 hour and 40 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Cherry chocolate Pavlova

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(13 ratings)
Finish your meal with this impressive dessert, with billowing cream and fresh summer fruit
2 hours
Moderately easy

Tangy beetroot & bean salad

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(1 ratings)
This zesty summer salad makes an unusual addition to a buffet spread
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Foil-poached salmon with dill & avocado mayo

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(4 ratings)
A whole poached salmon makes a buffet centrepiece with wow-factor - we've got ideas for using up the leftovers too
2 hours and 20 minutes
Easy

Double chocolate cheesecake

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(30 ratings)
Cheesecake is always incredibly popular, but add chocolate and it elevates it to something with even more crowd appeal
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Lemon & raspberry meringue tart

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(4 ratings)
A decadent summer dessert for a crowd that can largely be made ahead
55 minutes
For the keen cook

Raspberry & coconut trifle cake

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(4 ratings)
This towering beauty will make the perfect sweet centrepiece for a buffet, or a lighter option if you’re not into Christmas pudding
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Easy cheese & onion slice

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(42 ratings)
This cheesy dish is a great buffet recipe for guests to just help themselves to
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Provençal omelette cake

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(15 ratings)
Vegetarian mains don't get better than this. Perfect for garden parties, packed lunches, or a mid week meal. This versatile dish will please all palates
1 hour and 25 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Lemon & honey chicken

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(21 ratings)
This dish is best served cold, so you can make it a day in advance - it's also low in fat
55 minutes
Easy

Festive ham

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(8 ratings)
While you'll probably only want to use this recipe at celebrations, good, wholesome food like this festive ham is appropriate for any day - by chef Richard Corrigan
4 hours and 30 minutes
For the keen cook

Mustard-roasted beef fillet

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(3 ratings)
Perfect for a make-ahead wedding buffet
1 hour and 20 minutes
Moderately easy

Strawberry gâteau St Honoré

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(5 ratings)
All the elements of this spectacular French dessert can be done in stages
2 hours and 30 minutes
For the keen cook

Summer sausage rolls

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(56 ratings)
When the weather is warmer, bring some sunshine flavours into everyone’s favourite afternoon tea and picnic snack
40 minutes
Easy

Olive bread swirls

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(26 ratings)
These delicious savoury rolls make an excellent side dish for a lunch party
1 hour and 50 minutes
Moderately easy

Garland sausage roll slice

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(8 ratings)
This party recipe adds a touch of sophistication to traditional sausage rolls, and can be made one day ahead for minimum stress
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Strawberry hazelnut tart

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(9 ratings)
Rich, buttery hazelnut pastry, luscious strawberries and cream filling and a toffee sauce dribbled over - what's not to like?
50 minutes
Easy

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