Christmas is almost with us and I’ve been busy this week preparing and baking some of my family’s Christmas favourites. I offer two canapés today for you to try – devils on horseback and cheese biscuits.
Devils on horseback are an old-fashioned canapé or savoury. Nevertheless they are just as delicious today and are certain to disappear quickly when you produce them. We traditionally have them every year on Christmas Eve and the men in particular really like them. I enjoy them too and find them easy to make. I buy the thinly sliced streaky bacon from a butcher or delicatessen.
I usually prepare the devils a week or two before Christmas and have them ready in the freezer. Defrost them in the fridge before cooking.
Photography by Sophie Harper
- 24 soft prunes, pitted
- 12 rashers streaky bacon, thinly sliced
- 100 g walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped
- 2 tablespoons mango chutney