Picnic Worthy Bakes

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Picnic Worthy Bakes

By Caro


PICNIC TIME!!

Here are all my current picnic worthy bakes, for anytime you want to enjoy some home baked sweet and savoury snacks & finger foods, on the go.  

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For 2021, June 18th is National Picnic Day & Picnic Week is 22nd-28th June for the UK. But if the weather is nice, why not have a picnic any day? So here’s some of my recipes, that I think suitable hand foods for a picnic or even parties and big gatherings. All recipes with step-by-step photos and thorough instructions that you can understand. Easily shared, saved to your phone or computer, and measurements in grams, ounces and cups as standard. Enjoy!


Speedy Cheese Swirls

Try my very popular recipe for this quick cheesy snack, that is so easy to make but a crowd pleaser.

Go to Speedy Cheese Swirls recipe.


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Cheese Scones

My cheese scones are a savoury version of my popular classic British scones. As ever includes hints and tips to achieve a great rise in your scone.

Go to Cheese Scones recipe

Or watch my Classic Scone Video Tutorial for guidance


Quick Cheese Puff Pastry Swirls

Here’s my simple recipe for making Quick Cheese Puff Swirls, using shop-bought puff pastry, white cheese & dill. A perfect, quick bake, great for entertaining & sure to please your guests. Easy to transport and as a hand-food.

Go to Quick Cheese Puff Pastry Swirls


Tear and share cheese scones by my son, stacked on top of each other.

Tear-&-Share Cheese Scones

If you struggle with scones or are a beginner, try this easier version that are just as tasty.

Click for Easy Tear-&-Share Cheese Scones recipe


Cheese Pastry Twists

Here’s my quick & simple recipe for making Cheese Pastry Twists, using shop-bought puff pastry. A perfect, quick bake, ideal for dipping & snacking on.

Go to Cheese Pastry Twists


Single cheese muffin, showing mozzarrella ouzing out, with title.

Mozzarella & Cheddar Muffins

Another super simply cheese recipe, easy to eat bake, and perfect for picnics.

Go to Mozzarella & Cheddar Muffins recipe


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Quicker Tear-&-Share Dinner Rolls

These tasty rolls can be made in under 2 hours, and bigger if you like. Includes step-by-step photos & instructions, as well as an almost real-time video.

Click to go to Quicker Tear-&-Share Dinner Rolls recipe

Or watch the video tutorial below.


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Easy Peasy Smokin’ Cheezee Squares

A moreish savoury & cheesy snack! Easy Peasy Smokin’ Cheezee Squares are not quite pastry, not quite a cracker, but these cheesy snacks are great anytime!

Go to Easy Peasy Smokin Cheezee Squares recipe

Or try the spicy version like below.



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Smoked Paprika Roasted Almonds

Another great savoury recipe to tryif you aren’t keen on sweet bakes. Super simple to make too.

Go to Smoked Paprika Roasted Almonds recipe


QUICKER ITALIAN BREADSTICK – A Recipe Review

Using a revolutionary new method for working with yeast dough, read my review. See my Savoury Lessons for more recipes.

Go to 90 Minute Italian Breadsticks review


90 minute large burger buns with 2 burgers and cheese slices.

90 Minute Burger Buns

If you want to make fresh rolls or burger buns, but don’t have the time for the usual 3 – 4 hours for normal yeast-based recipes, you should try this recipe for 90 Minute Burger Buns. Thorough instructions, measurements in grams, ounces & cups, and they taste great too!

Go to 90 minute burger buns


SLice of bulgur pie, with cashews on top and served.

Bulgur Pie (Meat or Vegetarian Version)

Try this recipe I reviewed for a bulger pie, that sets nicely and would be perfect for a picnic. Once set, easy to eat by hand.

Go to Bulgur Pie review


SAVOURY TURKISH BISCUITS – Tuzlu Kurabiye

A very moreish savoury biscuit/cookie from Turkey

Go to Savoury Biscuits recipe


Slice of potato rosti quiche served.

Nadiya Hussain’s Potato Rösti Quiche – A Recipe Review

Read my review on an alternative to a pastry case for this cheese quiche. Can easily be made gluten free.

Go to Potato Rosti Quiche review


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Rhubarb & Orange Cake

This Rhubarb & Orange cake recipe I reviewed would also be great. Rhubarb coming into season now too.

Go to Rhubarb & Orange Cake recipe review.


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Browned Butter, Nut & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try my delicious cookies or even check out one of the videos.

Go to Browned Butter, Nut, Chocolate Cookies recipe


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Easy Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Another simple recipe, and video tutorial.

Go to Easy Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe


Here’s also a link to see more cookies and biscuits for you to try – go to cookie recipes


Mini carrot bundt cakes decorated and on a cooling rack.

Mini Carrot Bundt Cakes With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Mini Carrot Bundt Cakes are a smaller scale version of my classic Carrot cake, perfectly paired with an orange cream cheese frosting. Perfect for Easter and Spring simple baking & using up those mini Easter eggs.

Perfect beginner baker recipe

Go to Mini Carrot Bundt Cakes

Ore try my Lemon Drizzle Poppy Seed Bundts.


And also some cakes and cupcakes


Individual chocolate tart cut in half on a blue plate served with a strawberry.

Individual Chocolate Tarts

Here’s my thoroughly indulgent, individual chocolate tarts, using shortcrust pastry. My sweet shortcrust recipe is all you need to know to be successful with pastry. Make day ahead and store in the fridge, and take on a picnic in a cool box.

Go to Individual Chocolate Tarts recipe


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