Picnic perfection

Published : February 15, 2018




​Top 5 gourmet hamper recipes.


Nothing beats a picnic basket filled with bite sized treats.

Here's our favourite picnic recipes that are simple to make and guaranteed to please!

 

1. Coconut Snowballs

Shopping list:

1 ¾ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
100ml melted butter
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup dried apricots
1 ½ cups blitzed toasted pecan nuts
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Full recipe here:
 

 

2. Home Made Pies

Shopping list:

Pie Pastry
1 ¼ cups plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons cold water

Pie Lid
1 2/3 cups plain flour
125grams unsalted butter
1 egg chilled

Full recipe here:
 

 

3. Lemon Curd Tarts

Shopping list:

Juice and zest of 2 lemons
165g caster sugar
80grams chilled unsalted butter
2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
Dash of Vanilla Essence

Full recipe here:

 

4. Lamb & Rosemary Meatballs

Shopping list:

500grams lamb mince, finely minced
1 egg
2 cloves crushed garlic
Salt and pepper
1 stem of picked fresh rosemary, finely chopped
¼ bunch finely chopped continental parsley
1 finely diced carrot
1 finely diced brown onion
2 sticks finely diced celery

Full recipe here:
 

 

5. Poached Chicken Wraps

Shopping list:

2 large chicken breasts
½ cup mirin
1 litre water
1 teaspoon garlic and ginger paste
4 tablespoons dark mushroom soy
¼ cup Chinese cooking wine
1 stalk large chopped and crushed lemongrass
2 large red capsicum
4 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
2 eggs
60ml red wine vinegar
200ml vegetable oil
1 packet of pita or Lebanese flat bread
50ml olive oil
Handful of baby spinach
200grams roasted pumpkin

Full recipe here: