Party vol-au-vents recipe

Retro party recipes

33 Recipes

Get nostalgic with these vintage wonders.

Peach Melba roulade

3.8

(5 ratings)

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

Party vol-au-vents

4.5

(2 ratings)

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

Scampi with tartare sauce

3

(3 ratings)

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

Nutty caramel & choc sundaes

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

Almond & lemon meringue roulade

4.90476

(21 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

Mini prawn cocktails

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

Ratatouille hotpot

4.91892

(37 ratings)

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

Coq au vin

4.842105

(38 ratings)

We've made this classic French chicken casserole a little lighter than the traditional version, but it still has a rich, deep flavour...
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Crêpes Suzette

4.666665

(6 ratings)

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

Classic summer pudding

5

(4 ratings)

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

Modern-day chicken Kiev

4.05263

(19 ratings)

Who can resist a herby, garlic butter-filled tender chicken breast with a crisp golden exterior? Try this shallow-fried version of the classic Kiev
  • 55 mins
  • A challenge

Custard tart with nutmeg pastry

4.592595

(27 ratings)

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

Easy cheese fondue

2

(5 ratings)

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

Black Forest trifle

4.545455

(33 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

Profiteroles

4.08889

(45 ratings)

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

Sara's chilli con carne

4.555555

(45 ratings)

Ideal for entertaining families with kids, this classic chilli dish is quick, hassle-free and great to have in the freezer
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Custard kisses

4.4

(25 ratings)

Try a homemade version of these old-school favourites for a comforting afternoon tea
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

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