Christmas Canapés - Three delicious toppings for toasted sourdough bread or ciabatta

There is no cooking involved here, just speedy assembly so you can arm yourself with some delicious, easy and wonderfully flavoured canapés for Christmas entertaining. After all, no one needs any more stress while cooking at this hectic time of year!

Bruschetta of Isle of White Slow Roasted Tomatoes with Jukes 8


One jar of Isle of White Slow Roasted Tomatoes   

150g soft Goat’s cheese (Waitrose Essential French Soft Goat’s Cheese is a good quality, inexpensive option)

Fresh Thyme sprigs – pick off the leaves

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cracked Black Pepper


Lightly toast your chosen bread and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Spread some goat’s cheese on the toast, add some tomatoes, a couple of thyme leaves, a crack of black pepper and a whisper of extra virgin olive oil.


Bruschetta of Hot-Smoked Salmon with Jukes 1


Hot smoked salmon does a superb side of hot smoked salmon

Salted Butter – melted

Flat Leaf Parsley – chopped


Watercress leaves - chopped  

Nutmeg – freshly grated

A pinch of Cayenne pepper – optional

Lemon juice


You can make a large batch because it freezes well in an airtight container. Flake hot smoked salmon into a bowl, add melted butter, and then mix in chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves or chopped watercress leaves. Grate some nutmeg to taste, and add Cayenne pepper if you like a little heat! Mix well, but try to keep the flakes of salmon intact. Serve on your toast with a squeeze of lemon juice.


Bruschetta of Pesto and Salami with Jukes 8


Fennel Salami – I love the salami

The best Pesto


The easiest of the trio. Spread the pesto on the warm toast and add a piece of thin-cut salami – that’s all!