1. Small pizzas for buffet
Small pizzas for buffet are loved by young people and elderly people: they are prepared in a short time and are a must-have finger food for your buffets or aperitifs. To prepare them, melt a yeast cube in a glass of warm water, place the flour on a work surface, add the salt and the dissolved yeast: mix and gradually add another cup of water, oil and lard without stopping to work. You will have to obtain a smooth and not sticky dough: transfer it into a bowl and let it rise for about 2 hours in a dry place or in the oven until it has doubled its volume. At this point roll out the dough with a rolling pin and form a sheet about 3 mm thick and with a pastry cutter cut out some discs of dough and place them on a baking tray covered with a sheet of parchment paper. Cover each disc with a tablespoon of tomato sauce seasoned with salt and oil and cook for 10 minutes in an oven at 220 degrees, take out the small pizzas, add a few cubes of mozzarella cheese or provola cheese and bake for another 5 minutes. Once ready you can serve them hot or cold.
2. Asparagus in puff pastry
A delicious finger food, perfect for your buffet, is asparagus in puff pastry: sticks that are crunchy outside and soft inside. Here's how to prepare them: clean the asparagus by removing the white part of the stems, boil them in salted water for 10 minutes, drain them and let them cool. Spread the slices of ham, sprinkle them with parmesan cheese, and place an asparagus on each, then roll them up. Roll out some puff pastry and cut it into strips of about 3 centimeters, wrap each slice of rolled ham with a strip of puff pastry forming a spiral. Place your rolls on a baking tray covered with a sheet of parchment paper, brush them with a lightly beaten egg and a few sesame seeds and cook for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 200 degrees. Take them out of the oven, let them cool and serve.
3. Eggplant patties
A delicious recipe perfect as a finger food for a greedy buffet, are the eggplant patties: small crispy balls outside and soft inside that you won't even be able to serve and everybody will eat in no time. To prepare them: wash the eggplants, peel them and cut the pulp into small pieces. Cook the eggplant pulp in a pan with a little water to soften it. Once it has cooled put it in a mixer and blend it. In a bowl add the pureed pulp, an egg, salt, pepper, grated Parmesan cheese, crumbs of stale bread previously softened in water and then wrung out and some aromatic herbs to your liking: mix all the ingredients and with your palms make your own patties. Pass each patty first in a dish with the beaten egg, then in the breadcrumbs. Fry the patties in hot oil for 4/5 minutes until they are golden brown. Dab them with a sheet of absorbent paper and let them cool.
4. Salmon mousse with puff pastry
Salmon mousse with puff pastry is a delicious finger food, consisting of a basket of puff pastry filled with a salmon mousse. These small boats with salmon mousse are very easy to prepare and will no doubt make your friends happy. Roll out the puff pastry on a work plate, and make some circles with the help of a pastry cutter. Cover each sheet with parchment paper, fill with dried beans and cook for 15 minutes in the oven at 180 °. Meanwhile make the mousse with smoked salmon, robiola, dill, salt and pepper. Finally add the whipped cream and let it rest in the refrigerator for half an hour. Then stuff your small boats of puff pastry with the mousse, garnish with chives and serve.
5. Small pizzas of puff pastry
The small pizzas of puff pastry are delicious and quick to prepare, ideal to serve as a tasty finger food, to serve for a buffet or a birthday party. Prepare a circle of crunchy puff pastry seasoned as if it were a pizza. Obviously you can season them as you wish with either a sauce or a cream or a paté. To prepare them, roll out the puff pastry, cut some circles with a pasta cutter, brush with the egg and then prick with the prongs of the fork. Put the tomato puree in a bowl, season with oil, salt and garlic. Cut the mozzarella cheese into cubes and slice the olives. Spread the tomato sauce on the pizzas, add mozzarella cheese and olives, sprinkle with oregano and cook at 200 ° for about 12 minutes.
The sandwiches are among the most popular and rich in ingredients appetizers: soft and tasty stuffed small triangles suitable for all occasions and easy to prepare. Ideal as finger food for an aperitif or a party buffet, as well as being ideal for a quick meal. The sandwiches can be stuffed with many combinations of ingredients: for this reason everyone likes them and they are very popular with children. The more classic version is made with ham, tomato and salad to which you can add cheese, olives and the sauces you prefer, primarily mayonnaise. However, you can indulge yourself with other combinations such as tuna and hard-boiled eggs, smoked salmon and cream cheese, or prepare vegetarian, vegetable-rich sandwiches.
7. Bruschetta baskets
The bruschetta baskets are an original and tasty finger food, a variation of the usual bruschetta. Ideal for a party table, but also for a buffet, thanks to their scenic shape. Just crush the slices of bread, place them in muffin molds and bake them in the oven. Finally they will be stuffed, just before serving, with cherry tomatoes seasoned with salt, oil and basil. You can prepare these delicious bread baskets the day before and fill them at the moment. Preparation is quick and everyone will like it.
8. Savory profiteroles
Savory profiteroles are a delicious variant of sweet profiteroles and are a tasty finger food to serve as an appetizer on important occasions when you have to amaze your guests. You can stuff profiteroles in many ways: with salmon mousse, cheese, or whatever you like. To make them, prepare the choux pastry for your profiteroles first. Bake them in the oven and let them cool. Then prepare the filling: mix the goat cheese with lemon juice and lemon zest, salt and extra virgin olive oil. Fill your puffs and fill them with a piece of salmon.
9. Venus rice balls
Venus rice balls are a lesser known variant of the famous Sicilian rice balls, but they are very sophisticated. Venus rice is very elegant and tasty, it goes perfectly with both cheese and fish, so you can indulge in the choice of filling you prefer. Once prepared the venus rice, fill it with peas, cooked in a pan with carrots, celery and onion, and the diced mozzarella cheese. Form the balls with your hands and pass the rice balls first in the breadcrumbs and then in the egg and then again in the breadcrumbs. Fry them for a few minutes and serve them cold.
10. Caviar canapes
Caviar canapes are a refined but very simple and quick to prepare appetizer: you will need some bread for the sandwiches, excellent quality butter enriched with lemon zest and lemon juice, black or red caviar and some aromatic herbs, to give more flavor. A chic and fanciful idea for a romantic dinner, served with champagne or iced vodka to enhance its flavor.