Inspired by my #DesignTV hosts on Twitter @jonathanlegate & @abcddesign the clever entertaining recipes topic and all the lovely design folk that flocked to share holiday recipes including Robyn @imperfectnest who has created a whole area for the delicious recipes shared on her delightful blog. My mouth was watering, and I am inspired to try my hand for the holidays.
I am contributing something festive and easy to make. That way you can relax and enjoy the party. No cooking involved!
Sorry I dont have a pictorial. I am always to busy cooking decorating or enjoying myself most of the time!
Kir Royale or a Kir
If you have indifferent white wine or champagne you can really add a sparkle to the festivities by creating a Kir or a Kir Royale
Traditional Kir white wine and Creme de Cassis
you can use other liqueurs to for a different flavor.
Ingredients for 1 Kir Royal:
– Cassis (1-2 tablespoons or 15-30 ml)
– Champagne (about 6 ounces or 150 ml)
– Flute or Champagne Glass
To serve Kir Royale – and get the bubbles, Pour cassis first, add champagne (or wine for plain Kir)
and offer to your guests.
I also like to offer some fun “amuse bouche” small bites that open the appetite and amuse the mouth.
To simplify I like to have a no cook option.
Brioche Toast with Smoked Salmon
butter and toast lightly in oven on a tray
Open up the package of smoked salmon, lift off each slice the way its cut, very carefully.
Add a slice of smoked salmon to each slice of brioche, covering the corners or trimming the ends.
A small squeeze of lemon and a turn of white pepper.
Add a basil leaf for color and taste.
Arrange on serving platter. Cover and refrigerate till guests arrive.
Pass around when Kir is served, with cocktail napkins.
This can make a lovely pre dinner appetizer or a light meal with some salad and cheese.