Sunday, July 1, 2012

Homemade Party Appetizer


If you need an appetizer recipe for your next kids’ party, try my recipe.
  • 2-⅔ ounces, weight Flour, All Purpose
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1-¼ ounces, weight Butter, Chilled
  • ¼ whole Egg Yolk, Beaten
  • 2 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon, 1-⅝ pinches Water Cooled
  • 12 whole Chicken Or Similar Veggie Or Fish Nuggets (can Be Purchased From The Grocery Store)

Preparation Instructions

Sift the flour. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl. Mix. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Next add approximately 1/4 of the beaten egg yolk and also add the water. Mix well your hands. Try to work quickly.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 10 -15 minutes.
Now take the chilled dough and roll out into a 10 inch square that is about 1/8 inch thick, using a rolling pin.
Next prepare the nuggets as per the packet instructions. (I used homemade cutlets). Let cool.
Next cut the dough. You need two dough cutters – one beak/ head/neck shaped cutter and one wings shaped cutter. If you don’t have cutters draw a shape on a piece of paper and cut it out . Place the pattern on top of the dough and cut it out with a sharp knife. You’ll need to cut out 12 beak/head/neck shapes and 24 wings.
Next place them on a greased baking tray and bake about 7 minutes at 180 C degrees or until the crust is light brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
You are ready to decorate. Make three holes in the nuggets using a toothpick. Then stick in the wings and neck, pressing down to seal. I’ve done this in the photo above.
After that, you can decorate the duck shaped appetizer with eyes and mouth/beak. I’ve done so in the photo using food coloring for the eyes and mouth/beak.


Anonymous said...

Hi Stella,

Your blog is very nice, I am a follower from Australia.
I visited Sri Lanka recently and saw that a lot of the bakeries sold an 'apple cake'. It was a small cake shaped like an apple. It had a hard red/yellow icing on the outside but did not taste like an apple cake. Do you know the recipe for the cake or have any idea what it is called?? Thanks, Ramona

stella's recipe said...

Dear Ramona
About apple cake.You are correct.See my Homemade Sweet Muffins recipe.(search google or
Homemade Applesauce recipe
* 2 whole Apple (any Cooking Apple Will Do)
* 1-¾ cup Water
* 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
* 1 cup Sugar
* ⅛ teaspoons Cinnamon Powder
* ½ teaspoons Vanilla
Remove apple peel, core and stems. Cut them into small pieces. Place them in a small saucepan and add 1 cup water and lemon juice. Stir to combine everything – this will prevent the apples from browning. Then drain the liquid.

After that, place the sugar and remaining 3/4 cup of water in a medium-sized heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat and simmer until sugar dissolves. Add apple and cinnamon powder. Mix well. Cook slowly until the apple is completely soft. Add vanilla. Mix well and then remove from heat.

Apple sauce is ready. Serve warm or cold. It is delicious with ice cream or yogurt. Your choice.

Give my kind regards to every one at home.
stella- srilanka

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks so much for replying, but I don't think that is the 'apple cake' that I was referring to. Here is a picture of one that I took when I was in Sri Lanka.

stella's recipe said...

Dear Ramona
I could not find your apple cake photo.Please send me my mail address.
good day

Upanetha Umagiliyage said...


that Sri- lankan apple cake is a no bake cake.
basically when in bakeries they sandwich the cakes they make and cut corners out and the left overs after ( not only left over) and good cakes are mixed together with mixed fruit jam a little bit of sugar syrup for moisture cheries, rum ( optional) and a little bit of nuts balled up and hand dipped melted icing sugar with clours and a clove is presed for garnishing

Anonymous said...

May I know how to make that Srilanakn apple cake.