One of the things I love about the French lifestyle is the evening tradition of 'aperitifs'. None of the English heavy drinking and eating on a weekend here, you can be invited to someone's home for aperitifs and it really does what it says - a quick drink, not a long drawn-out evening!
It was in this spirit that I decided to add a little something savory to my range on the market, hence my lovely smoked salmon and olive mini cakes, designed to be served sliced as nibbles with drinks on a summer's evening. It took a little while, playing around with quantities and proportions, but at last I think I've got it, a last improvement of more wholemeal flour and less butter to counteract the grease of the salmon and here they are ; succulent and tasty!
I made a handful to test the market today and sold all but one which I kept for myself as a treat for lunch, it was lovely with a fresh green salad which I bought from my friendly veg man next door. So I had better not invite anyone around tomorrow as I have already eaten the nibbles!