The BBQ is one of those amazing food choices which I can’t fail to full for year on year. Alongside family picnics (which I have mixed in here) the BBQ always feels somewhat indulgent and ultimately the best way to relax into a summer evening, wherever you are.
On the Menu (for a feast)
- Burgers (bun or bunless – Lettuce wraps are equally amazing!) +
- Chicken Drumsticks wrapped in bacon or Joshes Korean BBQ version (Josh uses a sauce mix and rub leaving them in this mixture over night in the fridge within a bowl firmly covered by clingfilm.)
- Sausage Rolls (homemade)
- Apple Rockcakes (recipe below)
- Strawberries and clotted Cream
- Joshes Mocktail/Cocktail
I have a whole host of BBQ/Picnic Staples from my childhood which I wanted to share for this post but none have been so prevalent as the Apple Rockcake. A recipe taken from my mums Sainsbury’s companion cookbook from the late 80’s (I’m guessing here) I have a lot of fond memories of these little piece of apple goodness.
You will need;
200grams Plain or wholemeal flour
25grams Ground Rice
2 teaspoons of baking powder
pinch of salt
75grams of butter
75grams Demerara sugar
250grams of dessert apples, cored and diced
2 tablespoons of milk
- sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl; if using wholemeal flour, just stir all the dry ingredients together.
- Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs, then stir in the sugar and apple
- Whisk the egg and milk together, add to the mixture and mix into a stiff dough.
- Divide the mixture into eight and place the mounds on a greased baking sheet, Bake in a preheated oven, 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6, for 15-20 minutes, until firm to the touch. Cool slightly on a wire rack and serve warm.
The perfect mix of food for a delicious afternoon and evening in the garden complete with a nice glass of wine or cold beer . . .