Wimbledon’s on, ice cream vans are out in force and the summer holidays are just around the corner. What better time to plan scrumptious summer menus full of classic British food?
Nothing says summer like packing food, a flask of tea and a blanket into a hamper and heading outdoors. Make sure your picnic’s the business with flavour-filled sausage rolls, all-star Scotch eggs and a fabulous raised pork pie.
With British peas in season and bursting with flavour, make sure you have some winning reci-peas up your sleeve. Kick things off with this tasty pea, mint and goats cheese quiche, just the thing for a lovely, summery lunch.
It doesn’t get more British than a fishfinger butty, but have you tried making your own from scratch? Have a go with this easy recipe including scrummy minty smashed peas – just add buttered bread!
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There’s a bounty of seasonal produce around in the summer months to make main meals a feast. Elevate a simple super with knock-out summer flavours like this smoked mackerel and dill yoghurt loaded sweet potato jackets. Serve with an English garden salad full of all that’s good right now.
And because every summer menu needs a glorious burger to pop on the barbeque or grill, we give you this Best of British bacon and cheese stacked marvel with triple cooked chips. You’re welcome.
For the ultimate taste of British summer, gather all the best seasonal berries for a showstopping summer pudding. This recipe includes a genius tip to spread the bread with jam to stop it getting too soggy but if that’s how you like it, skip this step.
With your British summer menu plans in hand, the only thing left to do is pop a batch of gin and tonic lollies in the freezer ready for those warm, lazy days.