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

Bagels

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(4 ratings)
Great British Bake Off 2010 winner, Edd Kimber, shows us how to make these distinctive bread buns with seeded toppings
1 hour and 5 minutes
Moderately easy

Tex-Mex sausage plait

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(5 ratings)
The classic picnic roll gets a spicy makeover, as pork sausagemeat is flavoured with Mexican chipotle paste, green chillies, lime and coriander
55 minutes
Easy

Picnic tortilla

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(32 ratings)
Hot or cold tortillas make a tasty change from sandwiches, in 25 minutes
35 minutes
Easy

Summer sausage rolls

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(58 ratings)
When the weather is warmer, bring some sunshine flavours into everyone’s favourite afternoon tea and picnic snack
40 minutes
Easy

Herbed goat’s cheese & summer veg tarts

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(4 ratings)
Crisp, colourful and easy to make, these vegetarian puff pastry tartlets are perfect for every occasion
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Pimm's

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(3 ratings)
A true taste of summer, serve this fruity punch with fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries
5 minutes
Easy

Sweet potato & pea puffs

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(3 ratings)
These samosa-like puff pastry parcels filled with a spiced vegetarian mix are perfect for the freezer, so try making a batch
55 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Cheddar & sage scones

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(3 ratings)
Make sure you use a punchy mature cheese to shine through these savoury scones made with mustard and buttermilk
25 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Sumac-spiced lamb pides

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These boat-shaped Turkish pizzas are made with homemade dough and topped with spicy minced lamb and feta cheese
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Brie, courgette & red pepper muffins

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(5 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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(20 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

Pea, feta & summer herb frittata

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(8 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

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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(41 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

Coconut carrot slices

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(65 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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(7 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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(9 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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(109 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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(5 ratings)
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

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