As the weather is steadily heating up and with Wimbledon 2023 just around the corner (3rd-16th July), many of us are starting to think about eating outdoors. Chances are, you've already started preparing your garden and have checked out the perfect picnic spots in your local park.
Whether or not you're a tennis fan, Wimbledon holds a special place in our hearts and is quite the iconic British institution.
Here are four 'Wimbledon-inspired' recipes for you to enjoy alfresco.
Sweet treats always go down well. Try making a 'Wimbledon Cake', which is the name given to sponge cake filled with lots of strawberries and cream.
The famous combination served at the Wimbledon tennis championships is believed to have made its first appearance at the tournament in 1877 when there were just 200 people in attendance. Today, on average 200,000 portions of strawberries and cream are enjoyed during the event each year.
Wimbledon-style alfresco dining just wouldn't be the same without strawberries and cream... and nothing says strawberries and cream more than a dish of eton mess.
According to Atlas Obscura, this traditional British dessert had its first written mention in 1893, when Queen Victoria attended a pre-wedding party for Prince George, where they served a dish called "Eton Mess aux fraises" (Eton Mess of strawberries).
There's something so wholesome about smoothies. To celebrate summer, why not try a summer fruit recipe? Summer fruits is of course also one of the flavours by squash brand Robinsons, who in 2022, saw the end of their 86-year-long partnership with Wimbledon - one of sports longest-running!
On a hot summer's day, there's nothing better than cooling down with a refreshing ice cream. At Wimbledon, over 64,000 get sold each year! There are so many flavours to choose from (not just strawberries and cream), so how about trying a Pimm's Ice Cream Sundae recipe?