Picnic Recipes | 11 Pastries, Pies, Plaits, Quiches, Tarts & Rolls

11 Pastries, Pies, Plaits, Quiches, Tarts & Rolls for Picnics and Garden Parties

For me a picnic isn’t a picnic without some kind of savoury pastries, whether that’s sausage rolls, a homemade quiche or something more adventurous. Here’s a great selection of recipes for your next picnic or garden party. Asparagus Tarts with a Pesto Surprise make the most of seasonal asparagus, goose eggs and pesto. Beef Empanadas ... Read more »

Kavey’s Cheeseboard & Chutney Quiche

This may sound like heresy from a self-confessed cheese addict but sometimes – especially after a few weeks of excess eating that nearly always includes a copious cheese board – I really fancy something different. It’s not that I get cheesed out… wash your mouth out for even thinking such a thing! But the same ... Read more »

Pride and Pudding | Bakewell Pudding by Regula Ysewjin

A few days ago I shared my review of Regula Ysewjin’s Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings published by Murdoch Books. Click through to read more about this absolutely beautiful and fascinating book that shares a slice of Britain’s culinary history through the stories of its puddings and do enter my giveaway to ... Read more »

Pete’s Courgette, Blue Cheese & Cherry Tomato Quiche

Pete came into the house one recent Monday evening with an overgrown courgette from the back garden, brandishing it in the manner of a cartoon caveman and his trusty club. The quiche he made with half of it the next evening was so fantastic that I begged him to make it again the next night. ... Read more »

Puff Pastry Cheese, Courgette & Mint Tart

We are experiencing a glorious courgette glut at the moment, as you may have guessed! We’ve had courgette frittata, courgette soup and courgettes stuffed with sausage ragu… and courgette crisps, courgette-saka, grilled courgettes, stir-fried courgette… we even tried a chocolate courgette cake but that one’s not for sharing as we didn’t love the recipe we ... Read more »

A Higgidy Pork and Apple Stroganoff Pie with Cheddar Crust

Camilla Stephens began her culinary career developing food for (UK-based) coffee chain, the Seattle Coffee Company. When it was bought out by Starbucks, she stayed on board creating tasty treats to be sold across the chain throughout the day. Somewhere along the way, she learned to make really tasty pies. Fast forward several years to ... Read more »

Upside Down Caramelised Flat Peach Tart aka Flat Peach Tarte Tatin

I adore flat peaches. As I’ve written before, they’re also known as doughnut peaches, saturn peaches and even UFO peaches, because of their flattened disc-like shape. Usually they’re superbly sweet and impossible to eat without dribbling copious sticky juice down chin and arms. In recent years, I’ve found them easier than ever to find; my ... Read more »

Michel Roux’s Pea, Mushroom & Mint Flan + Review of Pastry

I already own Eggs and Sauces, the first two titles in Michel Roux’s series of reference books on classic techniques and recipes. So I was very happy to receive a review copy of Pastry: Savoury and Sweet. There are chapters for shortcrust pastries, enriched sweet pastries, puff pastry, raised pie pastry, brioche dough, croissant dough, ... Read more »