Picnic and braai ideas for summer
Spring is in full swing and we are ready to welcome summer, and with summer will come braais and picnics.
Here are a few summer picnic ideas to brighten up your time with friends and family.
A cheese board is great for picnics and you can pack a variety of “snack” ingredients and have everyone share the nibbles with a great versatile dip.
My other favourite thing to do is to use edible flowers to make beautiful ice cubes or to decorate your drinks.
Easy to make and perfect for chilling with that bottle of your favourite bubbly or as a great garnish to a summer cocktail, either way it’s Instagram – picture perfect!
And then you can finish off the braai with a great dessert that is easy to make.
Flower ice cubes
Ingredients: Edible flowers Water Directions: Add one flower (or several if they are tiny) to the bottom of each ice-cube mold. Fill molds 3/4 full with water. Flower(s) should float up but still be submerged under water.
Freeze until set.
Perfect Cheese board
3 assorted berries 2 assorted veggies 2 assorted crackers 4 assorted cheeses 1/2 cup pretzel sticks 1/4 cup nuts
1/4 cup chocolate Assemble all ingredients on a wooden board or in a large sealable container for sharing
Herb and feta dip
1 feta disk
1 cup cream cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoon parsley, chopped
2 tablespoon mint, chopped
1 tablespoon dill, chopped
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor
Transfer in a bowl and drizzle with some olive oil and a sprinkle of fresh herbs
250ml (1 cup) fresh cream
1 x 360g tin caramel 2 x 200g packets of tennis biscuits 1 tablespoon butter, melted 2 peppermint crisp chocolate slab, grated Mint to garnish Crush the biscuits in a blender and add the melted butter Whisk the cream until thick and stir in the caramel. Set aside
To assemble, spoon the crushed tennis biscuits into the bottom of each serving glass. Top with the cream and caramel mixture and sprinkle with the peppermint crisp and layer until glass is filled Garnish with mint
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