The Weekend | Summer BBQ

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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.
Food for a Great British BBQ

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

chickenapple rock cakes

Apple Rockcakes/buns

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

1 egg

2 tablespoons of milk

  1. sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl; if using wholemeal flour, just stir all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs, then stir in the sugar and apple
  3. Whisk the egg and milk together, add to the mixture and mix into a stiff dough.
  4. 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 . . .