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Moving that matter aside, let's dive right into this week's post(s)!!😁😁
Similar to BakingBoutique's picnic last year, I shall write up TWO blog posts:the first one regarding preparation, for the forthcoming picnic, making the second post based upon the photography,decorations etc,etc.
*Just to note, all the following recipes were uncovered on Yummly, the original recipes shall be left at the end of today's post*
To conjure up this "perfect for picnic" Italian pasta salad, you'll require:
340 grams of rotini
1 green bell pepper
3 green onions
60g of baby spinach
80g of cheese(preferably Parmesan)
170g of nonfat,plain yogurt
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of fresh herbs
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tsp of salt
Boil pasta,according to the included instructions. When you strain water after pasta is done, run under cool water to cool pasta down.
During its cooling, throw together the dressing by stirring or whisking together the yogurt,lemon juice,olive oil and salt.
Once the pasta is completely cooled,pour dressing over pasta, add in chopped vegetables,lastly sprinkling cheese and toss. Spoon into jars/Tupperware containers. Easy-peasy!!
Following the salad is a all-new recipe from BakingBoutique's usual sugary,sweet courses and occasional "elaborate" baking. Oh yes, I'm talking savory.
To concoct these somewhat satisfying muffins, in the kitchen, you'll need:
•500g of plain flour
•10g of salt
•3tsps of baking powder
•25g of rapeseed oil
•20g of honey
•300ml of water
•2 tablespoons of fresh basil leaves,finely chopped
•1 teaspoon of fried Italian mixed herbs
•4 mild pickled pepperoni peppers,chopped
•handful of kalamata olives, roughly chopped
•150g of feta cheese
•12-12 cherry tomatoes(I strongly dislike tomatoes so I had opted for roasted red peppers).
First and foremost, pre-heat your oven to 200°C. Grease 12 muffin tine with butter.
Within a sizable bowl, combine all ingredients together,excluding the feta cheese or tomatoes. Mix with hands, gently kneading until it JUST comes together to a rough dough.
Crumble in the feta cheese and ESPECIALLY gently knead to incorporate the feta into the dough.
Turn the dough out onto your work surface,using your hands to form golf-ball sized pieces and place them into your greased muffin tray.
Press in some tomatoe-y pieces into each individual muffin, finishing with a garnishing of cheese.
Bake @ 200°C for 20 minutes until nicely browned.
The above-mentioned are uncommon, superb picnic bites,differentiating from classic garden parties!
Succeeding after our muffins is Summer Drizzle Cake.
For this the ingredients are:
•2 large eggs
•2 tsp of vanilla extract
•175g of fruit,stoned and diced
•140g of granulated sugar
•1-2tbsp of citrus juice (lemon,lime or orange)
•175g of soft butter,plus extra for greasing
•175g of golden caster sugar
•250g of self-raising flour
Baking in the making:
Heat the ovens to 180/160°C/ Gas Mark 4. Grease a loaf tin,lining the base,ending with a long strip of baking paper.
Place the butter,caster sugar,flour,eggs and vanilla extract into a large bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer for 5 minutes until pale and creamy -the mixture being very thick.
Spread one-third of cake mix into the tin,scattering 50g of fruit all over. Carefully dot and spread another third of the cake mix on top,once more scattering with another 50g of fruit.
Lastly,dot the rest of the cake mix over,gently spread with the back of a spoon. Bake for 1 hour,until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
Poke the cake all over with a skewer. Place remaining 75g of fruit into a bowl with granulated sugar. Stir in 1 tbsp of citrus juice first with a fork,mashing a little of the fruit as you go.
If it's a bit dry,add a splash more juice and spoon over the cake.
Leave in the tine until the cake is cool and the topping is set and crisp before serving.
Accessories considering this Garden Picnic Party
|I thought this idea was so cool|
I aim for this post and my forth-coming post later in the day to encourage you to organise a picnic one day, gather a handful of friends and enjoy the nice weather(if you're lucky enough to have it).
Prior to the end of this post:
Links to recipes:
•Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
• Savory Picnic Muffins
• Summer Drizzle Cake 😋😋
5 things guys do that girls LOVE
Check my last picnic party here,in collaboration with my best blogger friend here; Picnic Party
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Random photographs,cramming my mobile that I believed would be nice to share:
See you then!