Game and blue cheese bridie

Bridies are pasties’ Scottish counterpart, and make an excellent piece for the hill. Philippa Davis’ game and blue cheese bridie is exactly the hearty fare best packed into a pocket.…

Chocolate and orange fruit tea cake

A day on the hill calls for hearty fare – but it must be robust enough to survive the journey. Philippa Davis’ chocolate and orange fruit tea cake is perfect…

Ginger ale ham with soft rolls

Philippa Davis’ ginger ale ham with soft rolls is exactly the hearty fare required for the hill. They can easily slip into a large pocket and are robust enough for…

Peach, brandy and raspberry punch

For a stylish start to your picnic, try Philippa Davis’ peach, brandy and raspberry punch. A pre-made cocktail is the only way to open a proper alfresco feast. To ensure…

Venison salad niçoise

Retain your culinary standards alfresco, even without a table, chairs and pressed linen. Philippa Davis’ venison salad niçoise makes an impressive main for a picnic and this game twist on…

Spiced crab thermidor

For something a little bit different, try Philippa Davis’ spiced crab thermidor for your next supper party. Perfect for a starter that packs a punch, allspice is central to the…