Throwing a Wimbledon party? Take your spread beyond strawberries and cream and try one of our crowd-friendly recipes to serve in front of the tennis.
It's that time of year when we don the purple and green, dish out the strawberries and cream and pour glasses of chilled Pimm's to welcome the arrival of Wimbledon. If you're entertaining during the tournament and want to serve up a grand slam, our easy, make-ahead dishes are guaranteed champions.
What to eat while watching Wimbledon
Our Coronation chicken scones make perfect party food. Soft, fluffy scones with creamy curried chicken – this really is the best of British! Not to rule out delicious cuisine from across the court, these garlic and basil ciabattas are great for munching as you watch the match.
Everyone loves classic Pimm's. It's easy to top up, guests can dip into the punch whenever they like and it has all the tastes of a traditional British summer. Try our fruity pomegranate version as a glitzed-up version of this Wimbledon classic. If you fancy some fizz, our apple, elderflower & gin cocktail is a light and refreshing alternative.
Keep cool while watching a tense match point with our strawberry & prosecco ice lollies. If you'd prefer something creamy, a strawberry and white balsamic ice cream has traditional Wimbledon flavours with a tangy twist.
No Wimbledon spread is complete without a strawberry showstopper. Our current favourite is this strawberry tart with lavender & honey cream. We'd recommend assembling it just before serving to avoid a soggy base. Alternatively, take the boozy route and blitz your strawbs into a frozen strawberry daiquiri. If you're looking for a biscuity treat, strawberry & cream roly-polys are great for adults and kids alike.
You can be sure this marvellous mountain of cake and cream is enough to feed hungry guests. This summer party stack has it all: strawberries, white chocolate, shortbread and even mini meringues. If you're looking for a loaf cake, this fruity drizzle can't be beaten for versatility, and it's quick and easy to assemble.
Our smoked salmon, capers, cucumber and soda bread combo is sophisticated help-yourself finger food at its best. Another great sharing snack is our Gruyère & onion tear & share bread. Plonk it on the table and encourage everyone to rip off greedy hunks.
Tiny tartlets are full of flavour and always disappear quickly from the buffet table. Try these tomato tarts with plenty of garlic, soft goat's cheese and buttery pastry or go big with this pea & spring onion tart.
Homemade lemonade is one seriously satisfying soft drink. Mix up a jug of this pink lemonade with zingy raspberries, or try lemonade with blackberries or gooseberries to make the most of summer flavours while they're around.
Keep things light with a seasonal salad. This crunchy green bean salad doesn't take long to prepare and is topped with punchy Parmesan. Equally irresistible, try this artichoke & asparagus salad with a red onion and balsamic dressing.
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