This past Sunday was my daughter’s first birthday. I was so excited to decorate everything and to take pictures so I can share all the tips on my blog. Why am I posting pictures of everything ? Because everything is homemade (yes, even the table skirt ??). This blog post is about ideas and tips on buffet ideas. I will post two recipes today. The first one are mini tuna pizzas which are very famous in Paris. It is homemade pizza dough, tomato sauce, tuna and olives. And the second are the smoked salmon sandwiches.
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 can of tomato paste
Salt and pepper to taste.
A can of tuna
A can of pitted and sliced olives
Preheat oven to 410 degrees. Mix the yeast in the water and set aside. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients. Knead the dough, roll it out and cut out circles with a cup.
In a pan heat the olive oil. Add the minced garlic for a minute. Then add the tomato paste, salt and pepper. Fill the tomato can 2-3 times and add it to the pan. Stir. Let simmer for 2 minutes and turn off the flame.
Place a spoon of tomato sauce on the pizza dough and add some tuna and olives on each slice. Bake for 20 minutes or until the bottom is slightly colored*
* I baked mine a little less and froze them so that when I heated them in a 350 degree preheated oven it cooked perfectly.
Smoked salmon sandwich:
I used the rest of the rolls I made earlier and spread mayonnaise and a slice of smoked salmon. ( These sandwiches are also common in Paris for buffets).
The pizzas were gone and I made 60 of them. They are so practical because you can serve them for a dairy or meat buffet. And it is a very easy appetizer to make. Enjoy and stay tuned for the other pastries I made coming up next on the blog!