As you read this I’m jingling bells and enjoying the run up to Christmas and the family time we’ll share together (literally – I have some bells on my desk!) So I couldn’t wait to reveal to you a few Christmas snack hacks that I did this week to help provide some snacking inspiration for the whole festive season!
Kids love the Christmas build up so what better way to join in the fun with them than making some cute Christmas sandwiches!
To make these bite sized sandwiches, you need:
For each sandwich, lightly toast two slices of bread. Cut out one sandwich base with your largest cutter, then spread Primula cheese on the slice and sprinkle with your topping. With your second piece of bread, cut out the same large shape then a smaller shape within it. Place the smaller shape over the larger shape to form the sandwich with a ‘cut out’ effect. For the open tree sandwich, I piped Primula Cheese with Chives straight from the tubs, in a zig-zag style from the bottom up, directly onto the tree shape. I topped this off with a pomegranate seed as the tree star!
Christmas trees are easy and effective. Here’s how to make them.
Peel and chop the avocado and place in a mixing bowl with the lemon juice and Primula Cheese with Prawns. Use a fork to mash up the bowl contents, ensuring it is fully mixed and smooth. Then cut the toasted pitta into triangles. This is done by first cutting in half then slicing from the bottom edge to the top centre at both sides to form a triangle. You will get two triangles out of each pitta bread. Then, spread the avocado mixture into each triangle, sprinkle with the chopped chilli, place a Twiglet at the bottom to be the tree base and a pomegranate seed at the top!
With a sharp knife, cut a lid off the tomatoes – not the stalk end!! Then with a small sharp knife cut the core out of each tomato and scrape out the seeds. Drain upside down on kitchen roll. Then, insert a wooden skewer into the stalk end and place in a jar to hold. Pipe Primula cheese into each tomato then sprinkle with chopped chives. Easy!
With a sharp knife cut a cross into the top of each fig, cutting two thirds of the way down and opening each fig up slightly. Pipe Primula cheese into the centre of each fig, place on the serving plate and surround each base with parma ham. Sprinkle with the chopped nuts before drizzling with runny honey and serve!
For a more hearty Primula treat…
After making all the Christmas snacks I was hungry so I whipped up a quick mac & cheese by cooking my macaroni pasta according to the packet instructions, drain and place in a bowl, then squirt on some Primula cheese straight from the tube! Mix in with the pasta and enjoy.
I hope you have a few fun ideas for Christmas entertaining now and I wish you all a very merry Christmas!
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