A multitude of little mouthful desserts on your party table makes a sumptuous buffet. They don't only look pretty but they are very good to eat as they are small enough to be easily eaten. You can even make sure favourite recipes to balance the richness of the sweeter cakes in rout biscuits. Why not let your imagination run using any of these easy to eat bite-size party dessert recipes and enhance it with your own colourful and appealing ways.
Sift flour on a piece of greaseproof paper. Set aside. In a saucepan, boil water, butter and sugar. Add the flour all at once beating over a low heat, until mixture forms a smooth ball and leave sides of pan clean. Remove from heat and beat in the eggs a little at a time. Beat well until mixture is smooth. Put paste into a piping bag fitted with a ¼ inch plain nozzle.
Make small rounds on a slightly greased baking sheet. Brush with milk. Bake in the oven for 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until risen and brown. Remove from oven, make a small hole in each bun with a sharp knife and return to oven for a few more minutes to dry out. Cool. Fill with whipped cream and sprinkle with the sieved icing sugar. When filling the buns, it is easier to use a piping bag and pipe the cream.
Melt butter and let cool. Beat egg whites with salt until stiff. Add half of the castor sugar and beat again until stiff. Fold in remaining sugar, sifted flour, cold melted butter and vanilla. Stir until blended well.
With a ¼ inch piping tube, pipe mixture in long thin strips about 4 inches long and arrange in a greased baking sheet. Bake in 425 degrees F for 5 to 8 minutes, or until lightly brown. Remove from oven, twist the strips round a pencil or thin handle of a wooden spoon. Leave to cool before removing.
In a mixing bowl, mix together sugar and ground almonds. Whip egg white lightly and mix into the sugar and almond mixture. Add the few drops of vanilla, mixing well. Spoon into a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle and pipe out on to a greased baking pan in fancy shapes. Decorate with pieces of cherries or your favourite fruit bits. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until light golden brown.