Saturday, October 19, 2013

Canapes (Baskets / Forminhas)

Canapes or fish baskets or just plain baskets as they used to be called once upon a time are great to serve as apperitifs with a variety of fillings. Fish baskets because they would normally be filled with a fish filling. Forminhas is the Portuguese name for canapes. You can choose to deep fry them in oil or bake them. What is bad for health is always tasty so the fried ones are definitely tastier but it is ok if you indulge once in a while. Only don't do it too often or you will have to watch out for that pot belly. ;) Ha Ha!! So if you have been looking for a forminhas receita or canape recipe you have certainly come to the right place. These are often served at wedding receptions as a snack and at parties; they have become a very popular snack but most often people buy them and add their own filling. You can now make your very own canapes or forminhas.
½ kg maida
1 egg
2 spoons ghee
1 level teaspoon salt

  • Knead all the above ingredients well using enough water to form a dough. 
  • Roll out into as thin a sheet as you can. 
  • Prick with a fork. 
  • Lower part of the sheet into each mould so you get sufficient depth and cut using the edge of the mould. 
  • Pile in groups of 8 to 10 and deep fry turning slowly or else place each mould on a baking tray and bake.
Serve the canapes or forminhas with a suitable canape filling like Russian salad. You will also find a mayonnaise recipe on my blog.

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