The Crazy Kitchen: Great Bloggers Bake Off - Week 9 - Chilli & Haggis Canapes

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Great Bloggers Bake Off - Week 9 - Chilli & Haggis Canapes

It's nearly all over *sniff*, what are we all going to do with ourselves without Great British Bake Off on a Tuesday night and baking challenges throughout the week. It's a sad time...

This week there were canap├ęs of choux, shortcrust and an other type...I loved Frances' carrots, tomatoes & cauliflowers best.

The Charlotte Royales were varied with Kimberly's being 'perfect' and Ruby's being a lot less than...

I was intrigued to see the Opera cakes, lots of different flavours, lots of different layers...Ruby's was a mess yet she managed to get all of the positive comments...hmmm something fishy going on there I think....

Anyway unfortunately it was Beca's turn to leave. I do believe that Ruby should have gone but she has been put through to the final in the hope that she will pull it out of the bag and go on to win, only time will tell.

I decided to have a go at some canapes which made a nice lunch for the husband to take to work. He loves Haggis and has it whenever we go to Scotland, one of the best ways we ate it was with a sweet chilli sauce as a starter, which gave me the idea for these bitesize choux buns. I added chilli & rosemary to the choux which were really tasty even without the filling, a few may have disappeared straight off the baking tray...

 photo haggiscanapes_zpsc7239ffa.jpg Chilli & Haggis Canapes

Choux pastry
70g Butter
150ml Water
100g Plain Flour
2 Eggs
good pinch of dried rosemary & chilli flakes

filling
1 pack of Macsween 60 second Haggis (regular or vegetarian)
50g Chilli Jam
100g Cream cheese

to decorate
slivers of fresh chilli
  • Preheat the oven to 20O C
  • Place the butter and water into a saucepan and heat gently until the butter has melted, bring to the boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir the flour quickly in and beat well until the mixture leaves the sides of the saucepan and forms a ball
  • Leave to cool slightly then gradually beat in the eggs
  • Leave to cool before filling a piping bag & piping small balls onto a greased baking sheet, spaced well apart
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until crisp & golden
  • Allow to cool whilst preparing the filling
  • Microwave the haggis as per directions on the pack
  • Allow to cool slightly before mixing with chilli jam & cream cheese, beating well
  • Cut a small slit in the choux bites
  • Using a piping bag pipe a small amount of filling into each
  • decorate with a sliver of chilli on each
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I received the haggis for the purpose of review

7 comments:

  1. Om nom nom to the choux but maybe not so much to the haggis for me. They look gorgeous Helen. Thanks so much for partnering with Jenny to get us all baking. I've loved every week! Xx

    Karin xx

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  2. i like the added chilli garnish without those ours look almost identical!!! i have never tried haggis before - not sure if i would like it. i love your styling and creative ideas here x x

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  3. I've never tried Haggis, my in laws bought us some back from Scotland when they visited but it was out of date. How kind of them?!
    These look delicious though. x

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  4. Wow, I've never tried haggis, in fact I didn't know that could buy it, or that you could get vegetarian haggis either! They look delicious, love the little chilli on top.

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  5. They're very stylish! I must have Halloween on the brain, I thought they were little monsters when I first glanced at them.

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  6. Well, I've never had haggis before but these do sound tempting! Gutted I won't be joining in this week as I have too much on but I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has made :-) And when I get the time, I'm dying to try an opera cake...

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  7. wow, haggis! never tried it, your canapes do look good, you had me at chilli, I could eat that for breakfast and I'm not even pregnant! x

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