With Wimbledon a few days behind us, people all around the country have been engrossed in the tennis. As always when this time of year comes round, we all start chomping down the strawberries and cream, and then topping it all off with a cold glass of Pimms. As great as the traditional Wimbledon cuisine can be, sometimes it can be fun to experiment and try to be creative. With that in mind, here are just a few imaginative dishes you can try out to relive your Wimbledon viewing experience and delight your guests at the after party! .
Pies on Point - If you’re trying to think of a fun and buffet-style snack, a pie is always a great way to go. The rainbow veggie picnic pie, a snack fit for all the family, will help to add a bit of colour to proceedings. A combination between a tortilla and a pie, it is made by creating layers of beetroot slices, peppers, squash, onions, feta, potatoes, peas, eggs, and herbs. If you fancy trying something a bit spicier, then beef and chorizo empanadas are a must-try. Serve them along with sour cream and guacamole to truly hit the baseline.
Set Point Scones - Any list of food fit for Wimbledon has to include the English classic, strawberries and cream. However, to truly liven things up, try mixing them with that other Wimbledon classic – Pimms. Try soaking the strawberries in, and infusing the cream with, Pimms, to create a delicious and moreish snack. If any of your guests feel really ambitious, then you can try out the giant scone cake, a supersized version of the beloved classic, packed to the brim with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Eton Mess - A must-have for all Wimbledon lovers, Eton mess is a mainstay of the Wimbledon viewing experience and beyond. You can’t go wrong with the traditional combination of meringue, whipped cream, and strawberry, but to cater to all guests there is delicious vegan Eton mess that you can make that swaps egg whites for aquafaba. To make something a bit different, you can also think of serving an Eton mess cheesecake.
A Savoury Serve - If you fancy adding something a bit different for those without a sweet tooth, there are plenty of savoury snacks you can serve up. Skewers loaded with manchego cheese, mozzarella, prosciutto, and chorizo are sure to be a hit, and to really ace the savoury selection, think of adding smoked salmon Scotch eggs, mozzarella dippers, and garlic croissant knots.
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