Thursday, April 30, 2009

Go Ahead Honey it's Gluten Free - A Little Soirée and some canapés

One fresh April evening not so long ago, a small group of gluten free bloggers adjusted their pashmina shawls and wished they had worn something a little more substantial than a little black dress and some killer heels. Delicate glass flutes held the creamiest prosecco as they plucked delicious morsels from the jewel bright trays expertly balanced on the fingers of equally delicious french waiters. 

Ah yes, I wish you had been there too.....

But as you were not, let me share with you what we ate.

On the first tray were the tiniest of morsels, Cream Filled Jalapeño Olives from Kelly at The Spunky Coconut.

Quickly followed by a little smokey number of mine, Quail Egg Canapés.

Emilia of Gluten Free Day had taken the jewel theme to the next level with tiny Buckwheat Blinis adorned with a carnelian spoonful of caviar.

As the prosecco kicked in we abandoned all pretence of chic sophistication and gobbled up these delicious Asparagus Spears Wrapped in Prosciuto, licking our fingers as Shirley laughed heartily at our lack of delicacy.

The final palate cleanser before dessert was a Collard Roll Canapé, filled with crisp crudités and bursting with flavour.

Then on to dessert. Starting with fruit, so as not to appear gluttonous we each popped in a Raspberry Cream Canapé - which was delicious with Prosecco, Kelly - just as you promised.

The next up were my Banoffee Pie Canapés, decadently rich, sweet and creamy but without a bit of sugar (ok, so there was honey...)

Finally, a choice of tiny brownies, Katherine Hepburn Brownie Bites from Shirley at Gluten Free Easily and teeny Chocolate Mint Brownies with Vanilla Pudding from Kelly at The Spunky Coconut.

What a night! I look forward to doing it again soon girls.

If you'd like to take part in next month's event it's hosted by Emilia at the jaw droppingly beautiful, Gluten Free Day. The theme is Fruit Desserts - what's not to like?

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