Cherry tomatoes and black olives make really cute lady birds. Base is made up of sliced bagettes, cream cheese, smoked salmon and flat leafed parsley. Sprinkle ground black pepper on tomato and using a toothpick dot some cream cheese on the olives for the eyes. Parties, Food, Cream Cheese, Smoke Salmon, Ladybugs, Appetizers, Cherries, Lady Bugs, Tomatoes
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3 cups (400 grams) bread flour 1/2 teaspoon table salt 3/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon instant or other active dry yeast 1 1/2 cups (350 grams) cool 55-65F water additional flour for dusting 20 pieces of the any combination of following: whole garlic cloves, whole olives, halved cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
Caprese Skewers ~1 pint cherry tomatoes 1 bunch basil leaves 8oz fresh mozzarella cheese Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling 2-3 dozen long toothpicks/skewers ~Slice tomatoes in half. Slice mozzarella in chunks. Slide mozzarella on toothpick. Fold basil leaf in half or thirds,nestle next to mozzarella. Slide tomato on bottom of skewer, Drizzle lightly w/vinegar.
Fun Finger Foods - Cut 1 cm off the cherry tomatoes, remove the seeds. Fil w/ the tomatoe tapenade and finish w/a mini mozzarella ball. Put on a skewer. In a small bowl, mix the x virg olive oil, lemon zest & parsley. Roll the skewers in the oil, put in a serving vase or platter.
Garnishes, or fillers? Sure it's fun to dress up a plate, but looking good can taste good and fill you up also. A tomato flower, radish rose, celery spears with grape tomatoes and mushrooms, pickled beets any pickled vegetables......anything that adds color and crunch and will adding chewing is great.