CURRIED PICNIC PACKAGES

Finding things that are easy to make, taste good cold and are transportable for a picnic is always a challenge.  Homemade pasties have always been a family favourite with us.   I think this recipe which adds a little curry and fruit to the traditional flavour is a bit of a winner.

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TOMATO RELISH with Apples & Sultanas

This is another version of Tomato Relish, unlike the other one I posted last year, this one has apples and sultanas added into the mix.  It’s still a two day job though, as you need to let the tomatoes and onions sit overnight with the salt on them, before adding the other ingredients and cooking until thick the next day.

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RHUBARB CHUTNEY

While rhubarb is not popular in my household it was in Mum’s.  She made a lot of relishes and chutneys with the produce from Dad’s garden, although I’m not sure she made this one.  Personally I think making relishes and chutneys is much easier than jams as they don’t need to set.  As long as you cook them until they’re thick they work really well.

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UNBAKED CHEESECAKES – Coffee and Rum, Cappuccino

Among Mum’s recipe cutouts I found an article on Cheesecakes.  It has four different types of bases, unbaked cheesecake recipes and a basic baked cheesecake with several variations.  I’ve divided the article up and this is the unbaked cheesecake using ricotta cheese. I’ve also add a recipe from a Nestles leaflet which uses cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk, which is a bit different.  I must admit I prefer a baked cheesecake, but an unbaked or refrigerator one is quicker to make and can taste just as good.

cheesecakes-unbaked

BAKED CHEESECAKES – Basic Bistro, Chocolate Swirl, Peach and Almond, Chocolate Chip, Caramel or Mint, Cherry, Sultana Ricotta

Among Mum’s recipe cutouts I found an article on Cheesecakes.  It has four different types of bases, unbaked cheesecake recipes and a basic baked cheesecake with several variations.  I’ve divided the article up and these are baked cheesecake recipes.  I like the idea of changing the basic cream cheese cheesecake by adding a few extra ingredients.  The Sultana Ricotta though is a different style using ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese it gives a softer texture to the cheesecake.

cheesecakes-baked

CHEESECAKE BASES – Plain biscuit, Chocolate biscuit, Ginger Pecan biscuit, Pastry

Among Mum’s recipe cutouts I found an article on Cheesecakes.  It has four different types of bases, unbaked cheesecake recipes and a basic baked cheesecake with several variations.  I’ve divided the article up and these are the bases recipes.  I usually make the traditional plain biscuit one using Marie biscuits and occasionally the chocolate but I like the idea of having all four on the one page, it saves having to look them up.

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