Monday, 13 February 2012

Romantic Picnics- Love is in the air with

Valentine Picnics to Enjoy
Warming recipes & family fun

Love is in the Air
Take to the outdoors this week and wrap up a warming picnic for two.
You may think cycling together is a non starter with the current cold weather but we really love sharing time with friends and family in the fresh air.

"Theres nothing like a picnic on a cold day - its a chance to really spoil your friends and makes the day special"-Penny

Our insulated bike bag
We love warm sausages, bacon and red onion in crusty bread with chunky vegetable soup. 'I wrap the sandwiches in foil then snuggle them into our insulated bike bag wrapped in tea towels' 

Food for Fun Days
Best served warm outside with pushbikes this freeze ahead recipe is a pushbikehoney family favourite.
Becky's Cornish Pasty by the sea

Why not try our favourite Homemade Cornish Pasty recipe:

  • Pack of ready made pastry (life's too short)
  • 200g small potatoes
  • 200g lean stewing beef
  • 1 red onion
  • 100g swede
  • salt & pepper & beaten egg to glaze

Use left over pastry to cut out hearts to decorate pasties for valentines!
Pre-heat oven to 220 /Gas 7. Slice the peeled potatoes and swede into thin chunks. Keep the chunks in cool water to ration moisture whilst preparing the meat and onions. Trim any fat or gristle from the meat leaving a little of the veining for flavour. Dice the meat into 1cm chunks. Finely slice the onion.  To make up the pasties divide the pastry into 6 equal portions and role out into a circle- I use a small plate as a cutting guide.
Add the onion and swede on one half of the pastry circle and season with plenty of salt and pepper. Add the meat making sure its a decent portion & top with a layer of potato then sprinkle with pepper. Moisten the edge of the pastry and fold the circle in half to make a pasty shape; crimping the edges by folding over and over to make a rope edge.
Place the pasties on baking paper and brush with beaten egg to glaze.
You can add pastry hearts or any decoration. bake for just 15 mins until browned then reduce the heat to 180/ gas 4 for another 15 mins. Best served warm, outside with pushbikes!

Have a great Half Term from us all x

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