After a yr of working and studying remotely, a picnic is a good way to disconnect out of your laptop computer and reconnect with one another (socially distanced and open air, after all).

OK so the climate clearly didn’t get the memo about Nationwide Picnic Week (19-27 June) but when yow will discover a dry spot, these recipes from the Simple Peasy Baking Marketing campaign and Carr’s Flour are effectively price it – for a picnic and past.

So whip these up, pack sunscreen/an umbrella relying on the climate (or, let’s face it, most likely convey each), invite your pals and tuck into these deliciously baked items.

Pink pesto and parmesan dough knots

These tacky bites make for an ideal appetiser

(Simple Peasy Baking Marketing campaign)

Makes: 8 knots


1 packet quick motion dried yeast (7g)

220ml heat water

400g robust white bread flour

1 tbsp white sugar

1 tsp salt

½ jar crimson pesto

170g cheese of selection, we suggest parmesan


Measuring jug


Massive mixing bowl

Rolling pin


Baking tray lined with baking paper

Cheese grater


1.    Preheat the oven to 180C (fan).

2.    Within the measuring jug, mix the nice and cozy water and yeast. Stir and set to 1 aspect for 2-3 minutes to activate the yeast.

3.    In a big mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar and salt. Pour within the yeast and water and stir them collectively along with your hand to kind a dough.

4.    Sprinkle your worktop with somewhat flour and knead the dough till easy, then return to the massive mixing bowl, cowl and depart in a heat place for not less than quarter-hour to show (that is the place it would begin to develop in measurement).

5.    Utilizing your fist, knock the dough again (this implies push the dough again all the way down to its authentic measurement) and tip out onto a floured work floor earlier than rolling into a big rectangle form (about 5mm thickness).

6.    Unfold the crimson pesto on half of the rectangle, grate a skinny layer of cheese on high after which fold the over half of the dough over the pesto and parmesan.

7.    Minimize the dough into 1-inch extensive strips, then, holding every finish, twist and knot every one earlier than putting onto a lined baking tray.

8.    Bake for 15-20 minutes till risen and evenly browned then take away from the oven, permit to chill barely, grate extra cheese on high and serve.

Recipe from the Simple Peasy Baking marketing campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers. You could find extra Simple Peasy Baking recipes and knowledge on the marketing campaign over on the Fab Flour web site: or on social: @fab_flour on Instagram or @fabflour on Fb and Twitter.

A Mediterranean tackle the traditional French galette

(Simple Peasy Baking Marketing campaign)

Mediterranean vegetable and goat’s cheese galette

Tip: Maintain your pastry as cool as potential to keep away from the butter from melting into the flour, as this may make your pastry greasy. If wanted, you’ll be able to chill your galette for quarter-hour within the fridge earlier than baking to make sure a crumbly pastry

Makes: 10-inch pie


300g plain flour

150g salted butter, cubed

3 tbsp chilly water

1 packet of ready Mediterranean greens (400g) or a mixture of contemporary – chopped into chunks

150g tender goat’s cheese, minimize into slices

1 egg

Salt and pepper


Massive mixing bowl


Rolling pin

Baking tray lined with baking paper

Pastry brush/finger



1.    Preheat the oven to 200C (fan).

2.    Within the giant mixing bowl, rub the flour and butter along with your fingers till a crumb consistency is achieved. Add the water and stir collectively to kind a pastry dough.

3.    Tip the dough out onto the lined baking tray and roll out into a big oval/circle form (2-3mm thickness).

4.    Prepare a layer of goat’s cheese slices within the centre of the pastry, high with the greens after which fold within the edges to encase every thing. Place a couple of extra goat’s cheese slices on high of the greens.

5.    Beat the egg and use a pastry brush or your finger to egg wash the folded pastry edges earlier than seasoning the entire galette with salt and pepper.

6.    Bake for half-hour till the pastry is golden, permit to chill barely and serve.

Recipe from the Simple Peasy Baking marketing campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers. You could find extra Simple Peasy Baking recipes and knowledge on the marketing campaign over on the Fab Flour web site: or on social: @fab_flour on Instagram or @fabflour on Fb and Twitter.

Bakewell tart traybake

This pastry makes for a candy noon snack, excellent with a pitcher of lemonade

(Simple Peasy Baking Marketing campaign)

Makes: 20 x 30 cm traybake – 15 bars


150g plain flour

150g caster sugar, break up into 50g and 100g

200g unsalted butter, softened, break up into 2 x 100g

150g floor almonds

1 egg

200g raspberry jam

Handful of flaked almonds

Icing sugar to mud


Massive mixing bowl


Traybake tin, 9” x 13”, lined with baking paper

Sieve/muslin (for dusting)



1.    Preheat the oven to 165C (fan).

2.    Put the entire plain flour and 50g of caster sugar within the mixing bowl earlier than rubbing in 100g of unsalted butter along with your fingertips. When the combination resembles crumbs, pour it into the lined traybake tin, unfold it evenly and press it down so the crumbs loosely be part of collectively. Bake the bottom for quarter-hour.

3.    Whereas the bottom is baking, mix the remaining 100g of butter, 100g caster sugar, floor almonds and the egg within the mixing bowl with a spoon to make the frangipane topping.

4.    When the bottom has had its quarter-hour, take away it from the oven and add the jam, spreading it with the again of the spoon to make a fair layer excessive, adopted by the entire frangipane combine (this will likely be a thicker layer) and a sprinkling of flaked almonds earlier than returning to the oven for an additional half-hour.

5.    When the traybake is golden on high, take away from the oven and permit to chill utterly earlier than eradicating from the tin. Mud the entire thing with icing sugar, slice into bars and high with extra flaked almonds. Take pleasure in!

Recipe from the Simple Peasy Baking marketing campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers. You could find extra Simple Peasy Baking recipes and knowledge on the marketing campaign over on the Fab Flour web site: or on social: @fab_flour on Instagram or @fabflour on Fb and Twitter.

Cumberland sausage slippers    

Good for a picnic lunch on a heat summer season day

(Carr’s Flour)

Time: 2 hrs prep and show, 15 minutes bake


200g Carr’s Sturdy White Flour

250g Carr’s Malty Seeded Flour

1 tbsp rosemary (finely chopped)

1½ tsp salt

1 tsp caster sugar

1½ tsp quick motion dried yeast

2 tbsp olive oil

250ml water

For the filling:

2 Cumberland Sausage Wheels

2 crimson onions

Olive oil

Crumbly Lancashire cheese

Salt and pepper

To complete:

Olive oil

Pink onion

Lancashire cheese


1. Place the flours, rosemary, salt, sugar and yeast into a big bowl. Add the oil and water, utilizing sufficient water to make a dough.

2. Tip onto a evenly floured floor and knead for approx 5 minutes. Put again into the bowl, cowl with cling film and depart till doubled in measurement. This could take round 1 hour relying on the heat of your kitchen.

3. Minimize the onions into rings and cook dinner slowly with some olive oil till good and tender. Fry the Cumberland Sausages.

4. Tip the dough again onto the evenly floured floor, knead effectively then minimize into two. Roll or gently pull into an oval form about 30 x 15cm. Spoon the onions on one aspect of the oval, leaving a couple of for the highest. Minimize the sausages in half, widthwise and place on high of the onions, crumble the cheese on high, then fold the dough in half lengthwise to cowl the combination.

5. Place every loaf onto a greased baking sheet lined with parchment. Sprinkle the highest with the remaining onion and cheese and drizzle over somewhat olive oil. Loosely cowl with cling film and depart in a heat place till risen, approx. half-hour.

6. Take away cling film, drizzle somewhat additional olive oil and sprinkle with a couple of rosemary leaves and sea salt. Bake in a preheated oven at 220C (fan 200C, gasoline mark 7) for quarter-hour.

7. Serve heat or chilly.

Recipe belongs to Carr’s Flour, yow will discover out extra data on their web site. The total vary is on the market to order from their on-line store.

Savoury Muffins     

These fast muffins might be eaten instantly or frozen and served later

(Carr’s Flour)

Makes: 12 muffins

Time: 20 minutes prep, 20 minutes bake


150g Carr’s wholemeal flour

100g Carr’s plain flour

1½ tbsp baking powder

2 eggs

300ml milk

4 tsp pesto

80g parmesan (grated)

100g courgette (finely grated)

A great handful pine nuts


1. Preheat the oven to 200C (fan 180C, gasoline mark 6). You will want a 12 gap muffin tin and 12 paper circumstances.

2. Sift the flours collectively into a big bowl with the baking powder. In a jug, beat the eggs and milk and fold into the flour combine.

3. Stir within the pesto, parmesan, courgette and pine nuts. Stir into the combination, however watch out to not over combine.

4. Divide the combination equally into the muffin circumstances and place within the oven. Bake for roughly 20 minutes. To check if prepared, push a cocktail stick or cake tester into the centre of a muffin. If it comes out clear with none combination on, they’re prepared. If not, place again into the oven for an additional 5 minutes.

5. Take pleasure in heat, preserve within the fridge for as much as 3 days or freeze them and use when wanted.    

Recipe belongs to Carr’s Flour, yow will discover out extra data on their web site. The total vary is on the market to order from their on-line store.

Picnic pasties with cheese, apple and crimson onion filling

The crispness of the apples and onions offers these pasties a terrific crunch

(Carr’s Flour)

Makes: 12 small pasties

Time: 1 hr prep, 15 minutes bake


125g Carr’s wholemeal flour

125g Carr’s Sturdy white flour

6 tbsp vegetable oil

1 egg (crushed, to glaze)

For the filling:

2 crimson onions

1 clove of garlic (crushed)

2 tbsp butter

2 consuming apples (pores and skin on and diced)

125g crumbly Lancashire cheese

1 tsp brown sugar

Balsamic vinegar


1. Sift the flours collectively, then tip the bran left again into the bowl, add a pinch of salt. Add 5 tbsp of chilly water to the oil and blend with the flour to kind a dough. Knead evenly, then wrap in cling film and depart to relaxation while making ready the filling.

2. Grease and line two baking sheets.

3. Minimize the onions in half and slice, cook dinner slowly in a frying pan with the butter. When the onions are translucent add the sugar, garlic and balsamic vinegar and proceed to cook dinner till very tender.

4. Add the apples to the pan and cook dinner for a couple of minutes till coated in all of the juices and softened. Take away from the warmth and permit to chill.

5. Roll out the pastry on a floured floor till 3mm thick. Utilizing an 11cm pastry cutter minimize out approx 12 discs.

6. Add the crumbled cheese to the onion combine and season with salt and pepper to style.

7. Spoon a tablespoon of combination within the centre of the pastry disk, brush the perimeters with crushed egg and fold the pastry over to kind a crescent form. Pinch the pastry collectively and brush with egg and place on a ready baking sheet. Go away the pasties to relaxation for approx 45 minutes earlier than baking within the oven at 180C (fan 160C, gasoline mark 4) for quarter-hour.

8. Cool earlier than serving, and serve with somewhat pickle of your selection.

Recipes from the Simple Peasy Baking Marketing campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers, and Carr’s Flour.


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