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Al fresco food for sunny days, including pastry, Scotch eggs, cakes, bakes and salads.

Brie, courgette & red pepper muffins

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(2 ratings)
These cheesy savoury bites are best eaten on the day they're baked- ideally fresh from the oven. They're perfect for picnics or lunchboxes
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Garden vegetable & goat's cheese quiche

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(19 ratings)
This quiche not only looks great, it really tastes of summer with its fresh and colourful vegetables
1 hour and 45 minutes
Moderately easy

Treacle tart bars

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(3 ratings)
This sticky traditional golden syrup pudding is given the traybake treatment. Slice into bars and serve at a party or picnic
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Pea, feta & summer herb frittata

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(3 ratings)
Use your favourite soft herbs in this thick grilled omelette with peas, cream cheese and courgette- we like dill, mint and parsley
55 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Stargazy pasties

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A spin on the traditional Cornish pie- sardines 'gaze' out of puff pastry parcels filled with a bacon, egg and parsley mix
55 minutes
Easy

Selection of summer sandwiches

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(6 ratings)
Keep the whole family happy this summer with a delicious spread of summer sandwiches
20 minutes
Easy

Shortbread

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(39 ratings)
This rich home-baked treat is a real crowd-pleaser
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Ginger lemon fizz

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(10 ratings)
A refreshing alternative to shop-bought soft drinks, perfect for the summer
15 minutes
Easy

Smoky aubergine & coriander dip

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(6 ratings)
The seductively smoky flavour of this Middle Eastern-style dip comes from cooking the aubergines charcoal black
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Lemon & herb lamb lollipops

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(1 ratings)
Serve these crunchy cutlets at room temperature alongside a dip and encourage everyone to dig in with their hands
55 minutes
Moderately easy

Coconut carrot slices

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(63 ratings)
If you’re looking for a treat for afternoon tea, or something to make for a cake sale, try this crunchy-topped traybake
50 minutes
Easy

Picnic pie

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(23 ratings)
Spend some time making these hearty pies to store in the freezer - then you'll always have something delicious for a last-minute picnic or summer lunch
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Cheese & chive coleslaw

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(6 ratings)
Homemade coleslaw makes the perfect accompaniment to a picnic feast, delicious served with crusty rolls and ham
15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Apricot & raspberry buckle

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(25 ratings)
Apricots and raspberries are really good partners, and are especially good baked into this soft vanilla cake with cinnamon crumble
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Herby asparagus & bacon tart

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(8 ratings)
An open puff pastry pie of seasonal greens, mint, chives and parsley with a creamy mascarpone base
1 hour
Moderately easy

Blackberry & coconut squares

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(105 ratings)
This lovely crumbly bake won the under-11s category of our 20th birthday cake competition
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Raised pork pie

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Unsure how to make a pork pie? This traditional hot water crust pastry filled with pork shoulder and belly will ensure success
3 hours and 5 minutes
Moderately easy

Ham, pea & mint pasties

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Get nostalgic for childhood picnics with these springtime homemade pasties
1 hour and 40 minutes
Moderately easy

Turkey, pea guacamole & radish wrap

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Keep in shape with this lunchbox and picnic-friendly wrap filled with lemony pea 'guacamole', low-fat cream cheese and lean white meat
5 minutes
Easy

Mini spinach & cottage cheese frittatas

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Tiny omelette bites that are ideal for lunchboxes- dill, nutmeg and spring onion keep them flavour-packed, but they're still good for you
35 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Chorizo & apple sausage rolls

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(5 ratings)
Puff pastry bites with a spicy kick - team Spanish paprika sausage with sweet apple and top with poppy seeds
55 minutes
Easy

Best-ever chocolate raspberry brownies

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(73 ratings)
Squidgy and super moreish, these gorgeous foolproof fruity chocolate bakes will be snapped up in seconds
50 minutes
Easy

Spiced lamb & feta gozleme with special tomato sauce

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A savoury Turkish pastry that's actually made with bread. Stuff with lamb, feta, raisins and pine nuts and serve with pomegranate dip
1 hour and 35 minutes
Moderately easy

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