Sweet party bites

Sweet party bites

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Prep: 1 hr Cook: 10 mins


Each recipe makes around 20 sweet canapés
Add a bit of glamour to your party with these sweet yet sophisticated party bites

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  • Cream tea bites
  • Mini choc ice balls
  • Cheat's lamingtons
  • Apple & marzipan tarts
    Marzipan cake



    One of mankind’s oldest sources of sweet pleasure, marzipan needs to contain only ground…

  • Lemon fancies (all ingredients for recipes below)


  1. Cream tea bites Split 6 scones. Sandwich them together with a 227g tub of clotted cream and ½ a jar of strawberry jam. Cut into quarters and serve like triangular sandwiches, pointy-side up (makes 24).

  2. Mini choc ice balls Use a melon baller to scoop 25 small balls of vanilla ice cream from a 500g tub. Freeze on a tray for 1 hr until solid. Melt 200g dark chocolate and spread 100g finely chopped pistachios on a tray. Dip the balls in the chocolate using a cocktail stick, then roll in the nuts and freeze for 30 mins or until serving (makes 25).

  3. Cheat’s lamingtons Buy 2 x 350g Madeira sponge cakes. Trim, then cut into 20 x 3cm cubes. Freeze until solid. Heat 200ml double cream, then remove from heat and stir in 200g chopped white chocolate until melted. Cool a little. Spread 2 cups of desiccated coconut on a tray. Dip each frozen cake completely into the chocolate, then roll in the coconut to coat all sides (it might help to hold each cake on a skewer). Firm up on baking parchment for at least 30 mins before serving (makes 20).

  4. Apple & marzipan tarts Thinly roll out a 375g pack puff pastry. Divide into squares (roughly 20 x 5cm), then prick each all over with a fork. Spread onto baking sheets. Peel, core and slice 2 Bramley apples into 2cm pieces. Place a small slice of marzipan on each square (you’ll need about 200g), top with some apple and bake at 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 10 mins until crisp. Dust with icing sugar to serve (makes 20).

  5. Lemon fancies Use a 4cm pastry cutter to cut out 20 circles from bought lemon tarts (you’ll need 2 large tarts). Top each with a raspberry and dust with icing sugar.

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24th Jul, 2017
Had fun making the mini choc ice balls with my teenage daughter. Used honeycomb pieces and star sprinkles on some too - looked & tasted delicious.
1st Oct, 2013
Thanks I am really enjoying cooking it is going better. I have every thing i need and the method is totally easy. Thanks for this. best online slots
16th Jan, 2011
Made the Mini Choc Ice Balls. You really need to change the recipe a bit because dipping ice cream into hot melted chocolate just makes a melted ice cream mess in your chocolate! Wasted lots of time with this! You have to leave the melted chocolate to cool as much as possible, and then work quickly with the ice cream. I used Neapolitan ice cream and did milk chocolate with vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate with chocolate ice cream and white chocolate with strawberry ice cream. The white ones were easiest to do because white chocolate melts at a lower temperature! Guests were impressed and thought I'd bought them!
18th Nov, 2010
Im not convinced the lemon tart one counts as a "recipe" at all. Shame on you Good Food.
30th Apr, 2010
The Apple and Marzipan tarts are gorgeous. So easy to make (use ready-rolled puff pastry - even easier). Even my husband who doesn't like marzipan loved them.
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24th Jul, 2017
Don't use soft scoop ice cream - needs to be firmer & medium size cocktail sticks better than the little ones.
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