Looking for a quick and tasty canape for over the festive period. Then look no further than these roasted shallot & goats cheese canapes

  • 50mins
  • makes 15
  • Easy


  • 12 shallots, peeled and quartered
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 5 or 6 sprigs lemon thyme, leaves picked
  • 2 flat breads
  • 30g goats’ cheese
  • handful of rocket


Heat the oven to 220C/Gas 7. In a bowl combine the shallots, oil, vinegar and thyme and season well. Swirl everything together so the shallots are well coated then tip into a roasting tin covered with foil.

Cook for 20 mins in the centre of the oven. Then remove the foil and cook for a further 20 mins. Spoon the caramelised onions out onto a plate and set aside to cool.

Using a circular pastry cutter, cut 15 disks out of the flat breads then mound some of the shallots on top. Crumble some goats’ cheese on each one and grill for a minute or two until the cheese melts slightly.

Top each canapé with a sprig or two of rocket and serve.

NB. If you can’t find flat breads in your supermarket use chapattis instead

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