As summer as finally shown itself here in Melbourne there are more parties, BBQs to be going to. I always like to take something and often when you ask the host what to bring the most common answer is “Just bring a plate to share“. I have a few tried and tested recipes that I have for these occasions and thought I would share the links to them.
I am always after new ones to try so if you have some links to some fab “bring a plate” type recipes, please leave the link in the comments and I will check them out after my leave.
Bring A Plate Starters
Easy BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato) Rolls – loved by both kids and adults. You can cook the bacon the night before and then just assemble the rolls as required.
Sun Dried Tomato And Fetta Tarts – A very versatile easy to cook tart, you can add a range of ingredients to this recipe. The other fantastic You can also make up large batches and freeze them.
Egg and Bacon Tarts – My dad and my kids both like these tarts better than the ones above (which are my favourites). These tarts are great for those with simpler palates!
Mini Hamburgers – No matter how many of these I make when I bring them along, there never seems enough. Very popular with kids and dads.
Chicken and Rocket Sandwiches – I adore these and they go perfect with champagne .
Bring A Plate Salads
Roast Pumpkin Salad – Served cold. The honey and balsamic dressing is divine.
Bring A Plate Sweets
Raspberry and Malteser Ice Cream Cake – Can be made a day or two ahead, so combined with the fact you can serve it in cones, this possibly the easiest and tastiest dessert possible.
Brownies – You can fancy brownies, up by cutting them into pretty shapes. Hearts also look gorgeous.
Large Homemade Chocolate Freckles – They look so bright and fun and taste delicious. Can be made well ahead, if you trust yourself to be able to have them in the house without eating them.
Teacup Biscuits - These are an absolute never fail and the best part is the kids can make them for you.