Sign in to follow this  
Guest Murphy642

What woould you take to a picnic?

    Recommended Posts

    Guest Murphy642

    I am ashamed to say that my picnics are still in the realms of the UK!!!.

     

    I am hoping for some tips for you guys that have been here a while. I have been looking with envy at the Ozzie picnics hampers they are amazing and put my ham sandwiches and crisps to shame.

     

    Anyone got some ideas for me?

     

    Thanks!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Salads always seem popular - rice salad, pasta salad, green salads of various descriptions. Also platters with dips and chopped up cheese, cabana sausage, and veg such as carrot and cucumber to dip. They also do somethng called Chilli Philly here - Philadelphia cream cheese with a sweet chilli sauce - upend the pot on a plate and surround it with small biscuits to dip in, or pates.

     

    Finally I have a fantastic recipe for a cob loaf with cheese and ham inside. You cut off the top of the loaf, hollow it out and fill it with a mixture of sout cream, cheese, ham, onion etc, then replace the loaf "lid", wrap in several layers of foil, and put in the oven until the filling is all melted together. Take it out, and break off bits of bread to dip in...yummy!

     

    I'll see if I can find the recipe - there are lots of variations, with tomatoes or spinachy fillings too.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest Murphy642

    Amazing Diane, that sounds delish!!! That would be fab, look forward to making it!!!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Found the cheese and ham one but the rest must be on my other PC... Google "Cob loaf recipes" for other fillings suggestions (I think that's what I did when I was looking!)

     

    Ingredients:

    250g cream cheese jar (kraft) (that cheese spread stuff that's usually in the jam section)

    1 300ml tub of sour cream

    2 cups grated cheese

    1 cup chopped ham

    salt and pepper to taste

    1 cob loaf (Bakers Delight sell the best ones)

    (I also put chopped chives or spring onions in just to pep things up a bit)

     

    method:

    Cut top off club loaf and hollow out loaf of bread, saving bread pieces for dipping later.

    Mix all ingredients together. Put mixture into bread and then replace lid of bread loaf. Wrap in 2 layers, of alfoil.

    Cook in moderate oven 180 C for about 1.5 hours or until cheese is completely melted.

    Serve hot with saved bread pieces.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest diesel tech

    Got to agree, my wife makes a cob loaf now and then and it tastes amazing, you could also take cheese and biscuits and don't forget the wine :D

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    MIL always makes mini quiches. With puff pastry instead of the proper kind!!!

     

    I've done scone dough tiny pizzas before, they are good cold.

     

    I personally hate sandwiches so am always looking for an alternative for picnics.

     

    Not sure it's Australian exactly, but MIL also does a lot of pumkin (ie butternut squash) soup for times we are eating a picnic, and we take it in a thermos with coles olive bread and disposable cups.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    Sign in to follow this