TIP OF THE DAY: Bake Canapé Bread
 Star-shaped canapés are perfect for the holidays, Independence Day and any celebratory occasion. These are topped with caramelized onions and goat cheese. Here’s the recipe from King Arthur Flour.
If your canapés sit upon everyday crackers, toast, baguette slices or mini pumpernickel squares, branch out this holiday season.
Everything old is new again, and the old-fashioned canapé bread tubes our grandmother used to make party fare are now available at King Arthur Flour.
Use them for canapés (photos #1 and #3), plus tiny tea sandwiches, festive crostini or decorative melba toast.
On the sweet side, you can make dessert bites with banana bread, chocolate bread or pound cake.
Bonus: You can also use the tubes to cut vegetable shapes.
The set of three 9″ x 3″ bread tubes (photo #2) includes one each:
Then, slice the cooled loaves and top with anything you like.
For the holidays, you can bake cranberry bread (photo #4), cranberry-orange bread or pumpkin bread.
Get the canapé tube set at King Arthur Flour, $19.95. Instructions and recipes are included.
A canapé (can-uh-PAY) is a type of hors d’oeuvre: a small, savory bite on a base of bread, toast or pastry. It is a finger food, eaten in one or two bites.
Canapé is the French word for sofa. The idea is that the toppings sit on a “sofa” of bread or pastry.
Canapés are often served at cocktail parties. In the hands of a caterer, chef or creative home cook, they can be beautifully decorated works of edible art.
Here are the differences among amuses bouche, appetizers, canapés and hors d’oeuvre.