We decided the most helpful thing we could do this week would be to give you a hand in the kitchen at your Christmas party. To our joy, Felicity Cloake, who does those brilliant, obsessive-in-a-good-way recipe features in The Guardian, agreed to show us a few dead-easy party canapés.
‘There’s no need to be too inventive at Christmas,’ says Felicity. ‘When you’ve got people coming for drinks, you simply want classics that will make them feel festive. But that doesn’t just mean crisps and mince pies.’ These snacks are delicious, Christmassy and, crucially, can be knocked up when you’re a bit giddy and wearing a crown out of a cracker.