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Recipes for Parties: Savoury Titbits

Recipes for Parties: Savoury Titbits

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizers, Easy Recipes, Starters
Servings 3


  • #Gherkins and Smoked Ham#
  • 10 thin slices smoked ham
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 10 small gherkins
  • #Dates and Cream Cheese#
  • 10 dates
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, shelled
  • 2 tablespoons single cream
  • 1 (75-g/3-oz) packet full fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped dill ( optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped borage (optional)
  • #Olives and Bacon#
  • 10 thin slices streaky bacon
  • 10 stuffed olives


  • Sprinkle the ham with the pepper. Wrap each gherkin in a slice of ham and secure with a cocktail stick.
  • Slice the dates open lengthways and remove the stones. Cut the egg in half. Sieve the yolk into a bowl, add the cream and cream cheese and stir until smooth.
  • Mix in the herbs, if used. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a small star-shaped nozzle and pipe into the dates.
  • Keep the stuffed dates in a cool place until you are ready to serve them.
  • Fry the bacon until cooked on both sides. Drain for a few minutes on absorbent kitchen paper.
  • Wrap a stuffed olive in each slice of bacon, securing with a wooden cocktail stick.
  • Return the bacon rolls to the frying pan and fry in hot fat until crisp, turning occasionally.
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Keyword Party Recipe, Snacks, Under 30 min