From buttery scones to delicate finger sandwiches to devilled eggs, encourage guests to dive into these tasty finger foods, perfect for Mother’s Day, a bridal shower, royal wedding watching, afternoon tea and beyond.
Brioche Tea Sandwiches
These simple tea sandwiches can be made in four flavours: smoked salmon and cucumber, shrimp and egg with dill, chocolate almond raspberry, and cream cheese and cherry.
Classic Lemon Cranberry Scones with Lemon Glaze
Studded with cranberries and drizzled with a zesty lemon glaze, these scones are the perfect accompaniment to a nice, hot cup of tea.
These cute orange-scented, shell-shaped sponge cakes are the perfect treat if you’re serving a crowd.
Chocolate Pistachio Cantucci
Cantucci are just smaller biscotti that are sometimes lighter in texture. This yummy chocolate version is filled with crunchy pistachios and chunks of dark chocolate.
Turkey Waldorf Bites
These tasty little bites start out as an easy turkey meatloaf, which is then chilled, cut up into cubes and skewered with grape, celery and apple.
Savoury Hors D’Oeuvres
Using this recipe for Puff Pastry Dough, choose between three delicious flavours including sesame cheese, pesto and tapenage — or you can just make all of them!
Vanilla Cupcakes with Floral Frostings
A feast for the eyes, pastry expert Anna Olson shares how to create vanilla cupcakes with vibrant floral frosting — the perfect centrepiece.
Filled Danish Braid
This soft and sweet Danish bread is studded with dried fruit and sweet cheese filling, and drizzled with icing and almonds.
Decorated Shortbread Cut-Out Cookies
Chocolate shortbread cookies are given a fun twist with cookie cutters and colourful icing. This is one dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!
Rhubarb Jam Bars
A homemade rhubarb jam is nestled between a buttery crust and a crumbled oat topping in these delicious bars. They’re a great dessert to any summertime meal.
Mushroom and Grape Crostini
Trust us, the combination may not be your typical crostini topping, but when roasted with fragrant thyme, shallots and sherry vinegar, the result is mouthwatering. Spoon onto toasted baguette and top with fresh shaved Parmesan.
Camembert & Prosciutto Tartines
Ina adds creamy Camembert and salty prosciutto to slices of rustic country bread, and broils them to crispy perfection. Serve the tartines warm from the oven, sprinkled with freshly minced chives.
Mini Italian Frittatas
Ina’s make-ahead Italian frittatas are filled with chopped leeks, Italian prosciutto, spinach and grated Fontina. The egg mixture is divided into the cups of a mini muffin tin, and topped with fresh Parmesan before baking to a light golden-brown finish.
Mini Pecan Pies
When preparing an elaborate spread, you deserve to take a few shortcuts. Ready in 45 minutes, Ree’s mini pies are made with prepared tart shells and filled with a sweet maple pecan filling.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Adding cream cheese to pound cake batter adds extra flavour and moisture to the classic, buttery treat. Ina uses her homemade vanilla extract in this recipe, but you can opt for a store-bought pure vanilla extract instead.
Earl Grey Sweetie Cakes with Meyer Lemon Frosting
Bergamot-infused Earl Grey tea adds subtle hints of citrus to these dainty cakes. The crowning glory is the fluffy frosting, flavoured with sweet Meyer lemon juice.