These easy little bread cases are perfect for nibbles and canapés. They can then be filled with pretty much anything you like!
They make a nice change and are very easy to prepare!
Bread slices! brown, white – whatever you prefer, as many as you like – I find one slice gives me 4 cases
melted butter flavoured with garlic, salt and pepper
How to: Cut the crusts off the bread slices, I often use a ready sliced loaf and then can prepare several slices of bread at one time. Flatten each slice using a rolling-pin then take a small cookie cutter (mine is 48mm dia) and cut circles out of the flattened bread. I usually get 4 circles from one slice. Next brush one side of each circle with the butter, press into a “petit four” or mini muffin tin butter side down, and brush the upper side with butter. When the tin is full bake at 180°C for 10 mins until golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before storing or filling!
Here I filled mine with a prawn cocktail mixture…
…and egg mayonnaise
Other filling ideas are cream cheese and cucumber, avocado and red pepper or simply a spoonful of red pepper humus.
They can be made a few days in advance and stored, unfilled, in an air tight tin until needed.
To prevent them going soggy, the filling should only be added about an hour before serving.