Summer days call for perfect picnics and BBQ’s in the back garden, and nothing hits the spot better than freshly made dishes that are perfect for sharing with family and friends.
So, if you’re looking for ways to keep the grandchildren entertained during the school holidays, or you’re in need of a little pick-me-up to fuel your next walk, Debbie Paver has put together some easy picnic recipes that are perfectly portable, there’s no sandwiches in sight, just tasty treats to make your picnic feel extra special!
Who’s ready to tuck in?
Quiche is the ultimate dish to pack in your picnic hamper! Often underrated, quiche is my go-to choice for a quick recipe that will please hungry party-goers. Great for eating either hot or cold and easy to pack too.
I’ve made this recipe is vegetarian-friendly and you can adapt this recipe to suit every taste-bud. If you’re in a rush you don’t have to make the pastry from scratch, just use some ready-rolled shortcrust pastry.
Perfectly portable, this sweet-treat is great for kids and grown-ups, serve them in jam jars or miniature storage jars for a fun twist.
There’s no strict recipe for parfaits, it’s just a little bit of what you fancy so you can experiment with the fruit or even swap the yoghurt for whipped cream and crushed meringue for an extra indulgent treat. Or, switch the granola for a cheesecake base by mixing crushed digestives with melted butter.
Remember, the bigger the jar, the bigger the dessert!
Tip: To save yourself time on prepping berries and fruit, opt for bags of frozen fruit than you can buy in the supermarket. It's a great purse-friendly way to prep desserts on mass, plus they’ll keep the parfait cooler for longer if you’re on-the-go.
Makes 4 individual parfaits