If you’re looking for some simple Christmas party food ideas to entertain friends and family during the festive season, why not try these Primula Vol au Vents? As winter approaches, I will be sharing more party food recipes made using Primula cream cheese so make sure to check back again for the rest of the ideas. I hope you’re inspired to try some thing different with your primula – it has more uses than just for the children’s sandwiches!

Primula Cream Cheese Vol au Vents

Here’s the recipe for the tasty Vol au Vent selection shown above.

Vol-au-Vent Selection – Chicken or Prawn

  • Preparation time: 25-30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Makes: 24 in total / 6 of each variety
  • Oven temperature: 220°C/Gas mark 7

Ingredients:

  • 24 frozen vol au vent cases cooked according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  • 50g (2oz) mushrooms finely chopped
  • 15g ( oz) butter
  • 25g (1oz) Primula cheese
  • 1 x 15mlsp (1 tablespoon) Greek natural yoghurtChicken:
  • 50g (2oz) roasted chicken breast or tikka flavoured chicken breast
  • 25g (1oz) Primula Cheese with Chives
  • 1 x 15mlsp (1 tablespoon) Greek natural yoghurtPrawns:
  • 50g (2oz) small prawns, reserve 6 for garnish
  • 25g (1oz) Primula Cheese with Prawns
  • 1 x 15mlsp (1 tablespoon) Greek natural yoghurt
  • 1 x 5mlsp (1 teaspoon) tomato puree
  • 1 x 5mlsp (1 teaspoon) lemon juice
  • Method:
    Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the chopped mushrooms, fry for 3 minutes until soft-cool. In a small bowl combine together the Primula, yoghurt and fried mushrooms, spoon into 6 of the cases. Garnish with a sprig of parsley.Chicken:
  • Cut the chicken breast into small pieces. In a small bowl combine together the Primula, yoghurt and chicken, spoon into 6 of the cases. Garnish with cut chives.Prawn:
  • In a small bowl combine all the ingredients together and spoon into 6 cases. Garnish with a prawn and sprigs of dill.

These would be ideal for a quick and easy, tasty party food that suits all the family.

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Recipe credit: Primula