Picnic season is here and the little ones will love helping to pack up the basket before tucking into tasty finger food – so, we have put together five easy kids picnic ideas to give you more time to focus on the fun!
Whether you opt for homemade food that is ready to go from Craigies Farm Shop with easy click and collect or delivery – or if you try one of our delicious recipes, make sure that the ingredients are local and fresh.
Find out our top five easy picnic ideas this summer from the team at Little Farmers in this blog…
Individual strawberry cheesecakes
Who said that dessert has to come last?! Whip up six of these delicious and summery individual strawberry and cream cheesecakes in just 30 minutes!
- 1/2 Lemon, juice and zest of
- 200 g Craigies Strawberries
- 2 tbsp Strawberry conserve
- 75 g Caster sugar
- 8 Digestive biscuits
- 40 g Butter, unsalted
- 200 g cream cheese, full fat soft
- 200 ml Double cream, whipped
Start by mixing the crushed biscuits and butter together in a bowl and divide them evenly between six small Kilner or screw-topped jars, pressing them down firmly with the back of a teaspoon. Leave them to chill in the fridge while preparing the filling.
Next, place the soft cheese in a large bowl and beat in the sugar, lemon juice and zest until the mixture is smooth. Gently fold in the whipped cream then carefully spoon the filling over the biscuit bases. Now leave the jars to chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
Mix the strawberries and the sieved conserve together in a small bowl, then spoon over the top of the cheesecakes. The cheesecakes will keep in the fridge for one day.
The best way to get your Craigies strawberries is of course by making a day of it and picking them yourself at PYO! If you don’t have time, don’t fret – we deliver them straight to your door or you can click and collect them from the Farm Shop when you order online.
Craigies sausage rolls
It wouldn’t be a picnic without Craigies sausage rolls! Homemade using the best locally sourced ingredients, the kids will love them. Simply cut two sausage rolls into bite-sized pieces and pop them in tupperware, ready to hit the park.
Craigies sausage rolls are £2.29 each and you can pick them up in the farm shop or order them online for delivery to your EH postcode too! Check our delivery schedule here.
Craigies quiche Lorraine
You can’t go wrong with a tasty quiche in the summertime! Craigies quiche Lorraine is homemade here at Craigies kitchen, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Simply cut it into triangles and serve it up on a picnic plate alongside the other goodies for your little ones.
Nab Craigies 6-inch homemade quiche Lorraine for only £5.99! It’s available in the Farm Shop or for delivery and click and collect – ideal for busy parents.
Craigies potato salad
Craigies Potato salad is the perfect side for hungry tums in the summertime – and there’s no prep needed! Our homemade recipe is just £1.99 for 200g.
If you fancy having a go at making It yourself, try our vegan potato salad recipe – it even has a hint of sweetness that kids will love!
If you are looking for a ready-made picnic in a box, Craigies has made it easy with our super tasty afternoon tea!
Enjoy a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches including salmon and cream cheese, roast beef and red onion marmalade and cheese and pickle. Each box comes with a mini pork sausage roll and a slice of homemade quiche.
Of course there are sweet treats from our bakery too and a mini scone with cream and Craigies Jam all washed down with a bottle of Summer House Juice.
Pick up one or a few of Craigies Afternoon teas for £14.99 each and everyone can tuck in!