Whether you’re planning a Big Lunch street party, children’s birthday party or a Christmas gathering; it’s not a party without party food! This week I’m sharing one of my favourite party food recipes to get your taste buds tingling and your imagination sparkling.
Make your Big Lunch party food stand out by adding a savoury twist to the classic summer party favourite lollipops. All you need is cocktails sticks or wooden skewers and your imagination. Use roasted veggies, grilled halloumi, falafel or marinated meat as your lolly base and use seeds, nuts or even chilli seeds to decorate.
To get you started try this Crunchy Roasted Veggie Lolly:
1) Season and roast rectangular chunks of courgette, carrot and aubergine in olive oil for 30 minutes at 190 degrees
2) Leave to cool before spearing with small wooden skewers to make lollies.
3) Roll your vegetable lollies in your favourite chutney, salsa or dipping sauce (my favourite is sweet chilli)
4) Finally roll your marinated lolly in a bowl of crushed peanuts and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
One of my favourite savoury lollies is Lorraine Pascal’s Parmesan and Poppy Seeds Lolly. They’re original, and quick and easy to make.
If you want your lollies to be a bit more refreshing you could make savoury ice lollies. Experiment with cold soups and purees by freezing in lolly moulds for an original party food treat.
For even more experimental savoury lolly ideas check out Heston Blumenthal’s video of his savory versions of classic 70s lollies.
IDEA: Why not get your neighbours, family and friends involved and hold a competition to make the most creative savoury lolly?