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Old May 12th 2009, 8:01 pm
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Default Garden Party Menu?

I'm looking for some menu ideas for a traditional English garden party. Apart from cucumber sandwiches, Pimms and tea, I'm a bit lost.

Maybe I'm having an off day, but I'm struggling to find anything on the internet that can give me ideas. Any suggestions?
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Old May 12th 2009, 8:10 pm
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Scones, Strawberry's, Strawberry Jam and cream etc
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I was going to suggest quiche, but that's french..you could make mini quiches and call them flans??!!
voul au vents...again french..but I'm trying!!
my mum makes a really good sausage plait with puff pastry..like a very large sausage roll but you plait the top and add sausage meat, spring onions and hard boiled eggs in the middle.

Have a look at Nigella's page on www.foodnetwork.com might have some good ideas.
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egg mayonnaise sarnies...made with cress..

ohh and trifle.
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Originally Posted by lisag8070 View Post
egg mayonnaise sarnies...made with cress..

ohh and trifle.
oo yes, plenty of strawberry trifle...mmm
salmon and cucumber sarnies too?
cheese and pickle (if you can get the pickle)
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A thread about food, eh?

cue ABY in 3.....2......1......
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Originally Posted by lisa67 View Post
oo yes, plenty of strawberry trifle...mmm
salmon and cucumber sarnies too?
cheese and pickle (if you can get the pickle)
oh god yes to all....and little roast beef and horseradish sarnies with the crusts cut off..and petite fours..and fairy cakes..and victoria sponge cake..

Now I'm drooling..
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Poached Salmon ? Scotch Eggs ? Chilled Pea & Mint Soup ? Depends how much savoury food you want compared to just tea & cakes (lots and lots of cakes )
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Originally Posted by lisag8070 View Post
egg mayonnaise sarnies...made with cress..

ohh and trifle.
Out in that heat, it'd have guests shitting themselves stupid

Guess it depends how much you like them, or your bog

Pea soup for a starter?

Tuna and cucumber sarnies....banana sarnies...
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Out in that heat, it'd have guests shitting themselves stupid

Guess it depends how much you like them, or your bog

Pea soup for a starter?

Tuna and cucumber sarnies....banana sarnies...
don't worry, I'd eat them before they even felt the heat...
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Jelly and custard.
Coronation chicken salad or sarnies, (like Bob said; might be a bit dodgy having stuff like this out in the heat though).
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Marmite sandwiches.
Lemon curd tarts.
Jam tarts.
Fondant fancies (I've seen those at World Market).

Yum, that sounds like fun.
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Hula hoops in a bowl
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Default Re: Garden Party Menu?

Most of my ideas have already been mentioned:

Poached salmon and water cress sandwiches

Cucumber (and cream cheese) sarnies

Scones, jam and cream

individual Pavlova's

Fruit cake

Florentines

(all of which I made for my MIL and her friends on saturday for a mothers day afternoon tea)
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Being in the heart of the south...BBQ Pork Butt, Bruswick Stew, Cole Slaw and fried Okra??
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