9 nibbles, dips and bite-sized treats to make for a crowd

Feeding a crowd this weekend? There’s nothing more satisfying than presenting nibbles and dips fresh from the kitchen. 

At the heart of every gathering is, in a best-case scenario, a smattering of bite-sized nibbles and starters. From silky smooth dips to cute-as-a-button treats, there is a homemade snack suitable for every kitchen.

Whipped Feta with Lemon Zest & Pink Peppercorns

A silky dip to complement just about anything on a grazing platter.

Three ways to make hummus

Whip up a traditional hummus or spice it up with a beetroot or garlic mushroom topping.

Rebecca’s Danish Seed Crackers

They are super-easy, quick to make and delicious on their own or with nearly any dip, cheese or topping.

Red Leicester Cheese and Pesto Tarts

Make these cheesy morsels extra cute by using a mini muffin tin.

Jeni Pearce’s Mini Meatloaves

These hearty meatloaves are not only delicious but great for portion control.

Michael Van de Elzen’s Sausage Rolls

Nothing brings a crowd together like a plate of hot sausage rolls.

Ruth Pretty’s Fruit Sandwiches

These colourful sandwiches, known as shokupan in Japan, make a sweet breakfast or satisfying snack.

Michael Van de Elzen’s Chilli Chocolate Cakes

Chilli and chocolate is an ancient pairing that does wonders for the taste buds.

Gingerbread Kisses with Cream Cheese Frosting & Salted Caramel

Need we say more?


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