Christmas Canape Recipe: Mini Parmesan & Thyme Scones with Parma Ham, Red Onion Marmalade and Ricotta

Another fantastic Parma Ham Christmas Canape Recipe perfect for any festive get together. Recipe makes 20 mini scones. - Christmas canapes recipes



225g self-raising flour

½ tsp English mustard powder

½ tsp salt

30g Parmesan, finely grated

55g unsalted butter

6 slices Parma ham, 3 slices cut into small dice

2 sprigs of Thyme, picked and finely chopped

100g ricotta

100g red onion marmalade


  • Set the oven to 200C. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  • Add the flour, salt, mustard powder, Parmesan and butter to a food processor. Process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a medium bowl, stir in the diced Parma ham and Thyme. Make a deep well in the flour, pour in the milk and mix to a soft dough.
  • On a floured surface, knead the dough very lightly until it is just smooth. Roll or press out to about 2cm thick and stamp out 5cm rounds.
  • Brush the scones with a little milk.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes until risen and golden brown. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
  • To assemble, split each scone in half and fill with a little ricotta red onion marmalade and a slice of Parma ham.

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