Gourmet picnic snacks galore…
Earlier this month I announced that I would be hosting the Our Growing Edge link up event for June. Well, the month is now over and I’m delighted to tell you that some excellent recipes based on the theme of gourmet picnic food have been received, so thank you to everyone who took the time to submit.
With summer in full swing (in the Western hemisphere at least), now is the perfect time to get stuck into some lovely picnic grub, so I hope you enjoy what these guys have come up with.
I’m sure you’re all keen to see the goods, so without further ado, here is my round up for June 2015… Enjoy!
Andre has shared three scrumptious treats, all perfect for outdoor dining. Adapted from her grandmother’s secret recipe, Andre’s Chinese scallion pancakes define comfort, while her frozen hot chocolate and matcha shiritama anmitsu will end your feast with a well-deserved touch of sweetness.
Genie is the creator of Our Growing Edge and her Vietnamise banh mi (pronounced bun-mee) recipe is well worth a try. Described a s a fusion sandwich, this delicious street food snack is absolutely perfect for picnics. Genie has made hers with crispy roast pork belly — yum!
When it comes to pastry, chocolate croissants are one of the finest and one of the most challenging to make. These buttery beauties by Kerene, aka The Dream Baker, are perfectly formed and visually stunning. I can’t wait to try making these myself.
This refreshing, vibrantly coloured bluberry mojito mocktail from Racna’s Kitchen is sure to add a touch of indulgence to any al fresco feast.
For a healthy start to your day, try this fresh and zingy feijoa jelly with granola and yoghurt, or on toast with peanut butter – yummy!
These bite-sized delights are filled with bacon, pecan and maple syrup, making them perfect for morning meals. Serve with a spread of butter and start your day with a perfect combination of sweet and savoury.
If you love hummus then you’ll love this version made with sweet potato by Eva at Kitchen Inspirations. Enjoy as a dip or as a delicious accompaniment to roast chicken; either way it’s sure to impress.
I don’t think I need to convince you why these salted caramel brownies should make it into your picnic basket. Uber-chocolaty with a rich gooey centre, these are sure to make a lasting impression your family and friends.
Sydney-based Gareth has prepared his own pastrami, which he’s used as a delicious sandwich filling. Serve with a few pickles and some thinly sliced cheese and there you have it, a perfect snack for any outdoor event.
We all love biscuits and these flaky, buttery, bite-sized delights by health-conscious Caroline look very tempting. Coming at just 135 calories each, you can have a couple of these without feeling too guilty about it.
After experiencing an intense craving for sobrosada, fun-loving chef Chandler couldn’t resist making herself a proper gourmet sandwich – an absolute must for any picnic!
No picnic is complete with sausage rolls and these by Fiona at Tiffin are made with middle-eastern herbs and spices, offering something a little different from the norm.
For a nutrient-rich addition to your picnic, try this chicken recipe by Cynthia at Eat Much Love. Roasted with lemon and rosemary and served with beetroot, carrot and cucumber, or broccoli and sweet potato, it’s healthy, wholesome and tastes great too.
Chef Scotty has shared two easy-to-prepare recipes, perfect for outdoor adventures. Try his mushroom pasta for a filling and nutritious supper, and if you find you’ve got some leftover, why not use it to fill some quesadillas?
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