Our family had a great picnic in the park last Sunday and my lovely 7 year old granddaughter and I made a Savoury Luncheon Slice* to share.  On the same page as that recipe is this other slice of Mum’s which is also an old family favourite.  The two us will have to make it for the next picnic.

*it’s already posted if you want to try it out


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.



Mum used to make Egg and Bacon Pies all the time, but also made this Quiche Lorraine recipe when she wanted something a bit fancier. The difference between an egg & bacon pie and a quiche lorraine is that for a quiche the eggs are beaten together with cream and milk and poured into the base on top of the bacon.  While for the more basic egg & bacon pie you just break the eggs top of the bacon.  As a result a quiche has a much lighter filling than the more rustic egg & bacon pie.  Whichever one you go for, they’re both really great.

Quiche Lorraine


  • 15g butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 100g bacon
  • 20cm uncooked shortcrust pastry case
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt, pepper
  • 150ml fresh cream
  • 75ml milk
  • 175g cheddar cheese, grated

Melt butter and fry bacon and onion until soft.  Place in pastry case.  Beat remaining ingredients together and pour over bacon and onion.  Bake at 190c for 30-40 minutes.  Serve hot or cold.