Thursday 15 May 2014

Bring Out Your Bread ! It's British Sandwich Week

Did you know it's British Sandwich Week this week?

To mark the occasion, Unilever Kitchen sent us through a fabulous picnic box to knock up an alfresco feast.

As well as a fabulous picnic blanket and bread board, they also provided us with two loaves of bread and a whole host of sauces and condiments to jazz up our sarnies ! We were spoilt for choice with Hellmann's squeezy mayonnaises in a variety of flavours (lemon, garlic, chilli, black pepper, caramelised onion plus the original) and some Colman's sauces (chunky burger, chili mango, BBQ chili and mustard). Where to begin?!

Sometimes you can't beat a traditional classic - cheese, ham and pickle are a match made in heaven !

But we decided to get a bit more adventurous too, trying the Sweet Chilli Mango Sauce with chicken ham which worked really well.

I grated some celeriac and carrot and stirred in some Hellmann's with a Twist of Lemon Mayonnaise which made a fresh, juicy, delicately flavoured side dish.

The kids decided to have an indoor picnic and set everything out on the floor !

For more inspiration, make sure you check out the picnic food that we made last year - we came up with a feast of sticky bbq chicken drumsticks (using Colman's Smokey BBQ Sauce), Summer Veg Filo Tarts (with wholegrain mustard), Honey Mustard Ham Pasties (with Hellmann's Mayonnaise with a Zing of Mustard and Maille au Miel), Fruity Coleslaw (with Hellmann's Mayonnaise with a Hint of Garlic), Coronation Chicken Baps (with Sweet Mango Chilli Sauce), Cheese & Bacon Muffins (with Colman's Mustard) and Guacamole (with Hellmann's Mayonnaise with a Spark of Chilli).

What about you? What's your favourite picnic food and sandwich filling ?

Disclosure : Unilever Kitchen sent us a box of goodies to celebrate National Sandwich Week.

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