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Picnic perfection

Nothing beats a picnic basket filled with bite-sized treats.

Here are our favourite picnic recipe ideas that are simple to make and guaranteed to please!

 

1. Coconut snowballs

picnic food ideas

A picnic favourite!

Shopping list:

  • 1 ¾ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 100 ml 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. Homemade pies

homemade pies recipe

Looking for picnic recipe ideas? This one is sure to wow!

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

Shopping list pie lid:

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

Full recipe here

 

3. Lemon curd tarts

lemon curd tarts for picnics

Picnic sweets are the bomb. Sweet tooths are bound to enjoy.

Shopping list:

  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 165 grams caster sugar
  • 80 grams chilled unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
  • Dash of vanilla essence

Full recipe here

 

4. Lamb and rosemary meatballs

lamb and rosemary meatballs

Picnic recipes don’t all have to be sweet – check this savory option.

Shopping list:

  • 500 grams 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. Baked apple pie

baked apple pie for picnics

Apple pie is the apple to our eye. Bring this along to your next picnic to impress!

Shopping list:

  • 150 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 250 grams bakers flour
  • 80grams caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2kg granny smith apples
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons almond meal
  • 80grams sultanas
  • 2 eggs

Full recipe here

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