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
I was looking for something to make to take on a picnic and found this recipe. This size is meant to be served warm with drinks, but I think larger ones would be OK to eat cold at a picnic, so I might give them a go.
A friend was giving lemons away this morning, so it seems like a good time to share this recipe. The filling is a coconut lemon curd and sounds yummy. I also like the idea that you can freeze any leftovers, if there are any that is!!
This could be a good one for the vegetarians. If you cheated and used store bought pastry instead of making your own, this would be a really quick and easy pie to make.
These are change from the more traditional lemon curd tarts. The meringue topping combined with the orange curd makes a great combination.
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.
Personally I’m not mad about tinned strawberries, they always seem to be too mushy, despite that this recipe looks interesting. I think it would work with fresh or frozen strawberries which are a lot firmer. I’d try it with blueberries as well.
A nice hearty pie for a cold night?? You could easily cheat and used bought pastry and frozen blueberries, which would make it pretty quick and easy to make.
My father’s all time favourite. When I found this recipe in Mum’s collection I was instantly reminded of him. Sadly, they seem to have gone out of fashion and you don’t see them very often in cake shops or in cafes, maybe they’ll make a comeback one day. Dad really loved them.
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.
- 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.