Finger food appetizers for my friends, yesterday evening. A great idea for a meal outdoor, now that the good weather is finally taking over a long winter.

finger foods

  • Crackers with goat cheese and green onions or dried prunes.
  • Mini quiches with bacon and onion. I took the idea from Martha Stewart, but I made them smaller and I used Fontina cheese.
  • Bruschette with red and yellow peppers, seasoned with parsley and Parmesan cheese.

After the appetizers and my unbeatable tagliatelle al ragu’, some dessert…

mascarpone chocolates

Take dark chocolate (7 ounces for about 25 chocolates), Mascarpone cheese in half of the quantity of the chocolate, and you preferred coating (great options are coconut flakes, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, finely chopped almonds/hazelnuts/pistachios…). Melt the chocolate in a bain marie and, once taken away from the heat, mix it with the Mascarpone cheese. Chill it in the refrigerator for the time needed to be able to make little balls (about 2 hours). Coat them and serve cold.