Party vol-au-vents recipe

Retro party recipes

35 Recipes

Get nostalgic with these vintage wonders.

4.5

(2 ratings)

Follow our step-by-step guide to rolling the perfect peach, cream and raspberry sponge roulade or Swiss roll
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

5

(1 rating)

Use our foolproof recipe for retro puff pastry cases then pack them high with savoury fillings for a party canapé
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

2.5

(2 ratings)

Crispy beer battered langoustine or prawn tails with a mayo-based dip of gherkins, capers and herbs
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

4.5

(2 ratings)

Reach into your storecupboard and freezer to create this sumptuous ice cream medley with salted peanuts, biscuits and caramel
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

4.85

(15 ratings)

This pudding from reader Elizabeth Clark is the perfect centrepiece, complete with chewy meringue, creamy lemon filling and retro decoration
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

0

(0 ratings)

A fresh take on a classic seafood and marie rose starter, this version has sweet petit pois and crunchy radish
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

4.94565

(23 ratings)

A classic French vegetarian casserole, oven-baked with a cheesy potato gratin topping for great texture
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

4.9375

(16 ratings)

This classic French chicken casserole has been given a healthy makeover but still has a rich, deep flavour
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

4.26485

(101 ratings)

A few clever substitutions can make this traditional creamy casserole low in fat and calories
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

4.6

(5 ratings)

This classic French recipe is a fine way to elevate the humble pancake into a smart pudding
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

4.751635

(153 ratings)

This sumptuous, step-by-step recipe for slow-cooked stew from Gordon Ramsay makes a great winter supper
  • 3 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

5

(2 ratings)

Celebrate gorgeous seasonal strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and redcurrants with this set basin brioche pud
  • 30 mins
  • More effort

4.60613

(106 ratings)

The key to making the perfect quiche is simplicity, as you can see with this tasty recipe
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

4.039475

(19 ratings)

Reduce the calorie count - and guilt factor - of the classic Kiev with this shallow-fried version
  • 55 mins
  • A challenge

4.55769

(26 ratings)

There's something so honest about a custard tart, simply topped with a grating of nutmeg
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

2.666665

(3 ratings)

Using mild cheese means everyone in the family can enjoy this classic starter
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

4.489585

(24 ratings)

James Martin's indulgent trifle won't keep you in the kitchen for long but will impress guests at your next get-together...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

3.84524

(21 ratings)

Award-winning writer, Fiona Beckett, shares her recipe for the 1970's classic dessert
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

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