Easy festive canapés (07C17CL/21)

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Course details

Applicable fees
Total £15.00
Tuition Fees£15.00
Concessions are available for this course
If you’re having some friends over during the festive period why not step up your snacks and treats with our easy festive canapes course? Over this session you’ll learn how to make fancy nibbles like blinis, crackers and smoked mackerel pate which will make sure you’re definitely the host with the most. At the end of the course you’ll take home what you’ve made as well as a recipe card so you can do it all over again for the best party of the season.

What are you doing to keep learners safe?

The safety of our learners and staff is our top priority and we’ve made some big changes to our centres, from socially-distanced training rooms to staggered start times. Although things will look different, our staff will be as friendly and helpful as ever and we’re really excited to welcome learners back.

If you’re concerned about visiting one of our centres, please get in touch so we can discuss it with you.

What do I need to join the course?

Just an enthusiasm to learn and a willingness to have a go. Please note that East Riding of Yorkshire Council is unable to guarantee a completely allergen free environment. If you would like more information prior to booking please contact us.

What do I need to bring with me to the first session?

Please bring an apron with you and suitable containers with leak proof lids to take home what you make. You will also need to bring with you the following ingredients:


  • 50g Cream Cheese
  • You may also like to bring 50g prawns or smoked salmon

Christmas crackers/parcels – for the pastry and garnish

  • 100g packet of ready rolled filo pastry
  • a small quantity of fresh chives
  • 1 small red pepper

Please then choose 1 of the following fillings to make:

Avocado, lemon and prawn – please bring:

  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 spring onion
  • 25g (1oz) of fresh peeled prawns
  • 1 small ripe avocado.

Feta and lime - please bring:

  • 1 small lime
  • 25g (1oz) of feta cheese
  • a small quantity of fresh coriander

Sausage and cranberry:

  • 2 chunky sausages
  • a little cranberry sauce
  • 25g (1oz) of fresh peeled prawns
  • 13g (½oz) of beansprouts
  • 1 small green pepper

Brie and cranberry:

  • 25g (1oz) of brie
  • a little cranberry sauce

How will I be taught?

You will participate in both group demonstrations and work alongside the tutor to practise the skills and techniques of preparing and making these snacks and treats.

What will I learn?

Our tutor will guide you through the processes of preparing these delicious nibbles, giving you the confidence and skills needed to make them again at home. You will also learn some useful tips and tricks on how to present your dishes and about the nutritional and cost benefits of home cooking.

What could I do next?

Whether you’re new to the kitchen or are looking to refine your skills, our range of courses will give you the opportunity to learn new skills and gain some fresh and exciting ideas for your menus! We run courses on how to prepare a variety of dishes, pastries, appetisers and snacks suitable for every day, seasonal and special occasions. If you’re interested in foreign cuisine come along and develop your skills in Mexican, Chinese, Indian and Italian cookery. Your tutor will discuss our range of short courses with you, including themes such as bread, biscuits, soups, batch cooking, desserts, family cookery, speciality world cuisine, healthy eating, meals on a budget and pastry making, to name but a few. We will also cover the nutritional and financial benefits of home cooking, such as how to batch cook to fill up your freezer and use up those leftovers!

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Cottingham
Adult Learning Centre, Hallgate, Cottingham
HU16 4DD

01482 842329