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Sweet treat platter

September 20, 2021

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Movie night just got a whole lot sweeter! Ideally suited to celebrations like baby showers and birthday parties, sweet platters are very customizable. If you’re planning a fun afternoon treat or evening activity at home, try a mini board for one or a medium board for a few. 

 

INGREDIENTS 

 

Your base (dips and spreads)
- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- hummus
- garlic butter
- chutney
- pesto

Bread
- baguette
- sourdough
- rye

Cheese
- soft (Brie, Camembert, Buffalo Mozzarella)
- crumbly (Feta, Stilton)
- hard (Gouda, Manchego)

Fruit and vegetables
- grapes
- apple pieces, cut into shapes
- melon
- pineapple
- celery sticks
- carrot sticks
- cucumber, cut into shapes
- capsicum
- broccolini (stir fried with sesame seeds or lightly steamed)

Fillers
- crackers (plain, seeded)
- bread sticks
- crostini
- pickled onions
- cherry tomatoes
- olives
- dates
- dried apricots
- falafel balls
- nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachio)

 

Splash of creativity
- Shape your carrot ends into points and skewer cherry tomatoes or olives on the top for some playful     height

Using a nice, big platter or board, start by placing out your cheese. Try to use different types, it’s good to choose one for slicing, one spreadable and one flavoured for good range. The same goes for crackers and breads - go for different textures, flavours and sizes. Spread around vegetables, fruits, olives and falafel for plenty of colour too! Place little bowls for oil, vinegar, dips and spreads around the board, and add the finishing touch with some fresh herbs.

Great for any occasion, a vegetarian platter can be as simple, complicated, fancy or plain as you like and is sure to please your guests, family, and friends.

Hungry for more?
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Vege lovers platter 

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