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Bread recipes – Let’s have a picnic with a Jamie Oliver creation!

Posted on November 13, 2008 by in baked goods

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Bread recipes – Let’s have a picnic with a Jamie Oliver creation!

Bread recipes-lets have a picnic with a Jamie Oliver creation. I think if you sit down and start counting the bread recipes on the internet, you will end up in the millions, but every now and then, one of them jumps up at you and you cannot resist trying it. It was the case with this recipe. It has since become one of my favorite recipes.

Bread recipes-lets have a picnic with a Jamie Oliver creation. Cape Town weather at moment is so bad that having a picnic would be a very foolish idea. The wind is howling, it is constantly raining, but somehow your body tells you it must be summer…

Bread recipes-lets have a picnic with a Jamie Oliver creation. Yesterday was an extremely hectic one…I have sick children, a sick husband, we are writing exams and last night was my son’s Award ceremony at school. BTW, he got an award for “Diligence, hard work and outstanding academic achievement”. We are so proud!!!(dad even got all teary-eyed) There was not much time for supper and I knew that I had to prepare it in advance or else we will run out of time. It was then that I thought of this Picnic Loaf that I saw on one of Jamie Oliver’s shows! I made it in the afternoon and when supper came we all enjoyed a thick slice of this filling bread and we were ready to go to school for the ceremony.

For a complete slideshow of how to make this Picnic Loaf, click here.


I forgot to put the cheese inside the bread and my son came up with the brilliant plan to put it on top and then melt it… wonder he gets awards for being smart!


I am entering my version of this Jamie Oliver Classic into an event that I read about on Cooksister. This is what Jeanne said about this event:
Breadline Africa is a charity close to my heart because it is a South African-based charity that is seeking to put a lasting end to poverty South Africa (and further afield in Africa) by breaking the cycle of poverty and helping communities to achieve long-term self-sustainability. Breadline Africa was founded in 1993 when a group of community and social workers in South Africa (who had first-hand knowledge of the uniquely African problems that they faced) formed an alliance with like-minded colleagues in Europe (who were well-placed to source donations in valuable foreign currency). Armed with this unique combination of skills, Breadline Africa has been able to raise funds in Europe and use their local knowledge to identify which small, ground-level projects in Africa are most likely to succeed with a financial boost.
On Blog Action Day, Breadline Africa launched their Worldwide Blogger Bake-Off campaign. The aim is to raise $1 million in funds for a project to convert shipping containers into locations for food production and distribution in Africa. It is hoped that these sustainable community kitchens will not only provide food such as bread and soup to those in need, but also opportunities for skills development within poor communities.
So how does the Breadline Africa Worldwide Blogger Bake Off Campaign work?
Quite simply: bake bread, give dough. You can sign up for the campaign, make a donation, upload your bread recipes and document your culinary adventures in the media center to spread the word. Bloggers can go even further by downloading the Blogger Bake-off widget and tagging five other bloggers to do the same. The five bloggers that I am tagging for this event is:


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10 Responses to “Bread recipes – Let’s have a picnic with a Jamie Oliver creation!”

  1. Snooky doodle 13 November 2008 at 11:38 am #

    wow i m drooling here 🙂

  2. Jan 13 November 2008 at 6:41 pm #

    Fantastic! Love the cheese melted on top!!! Well done to your son!

  3. glamah16 13 November 2008 at 7:45 pm #

    Finally , the first Makeba tribute I have seen. Enjoying lisening to her.
    That laof looks wonderful. I rather like the cheese on top.

  4. Bellini Valli 13 November 2008 at 8:59 pm #

    Miriam sounds like she was a special lady. She left her fingerprint on the world. I am in the process of making a no lnead bread for this event to go with my soup. I love any event that will bring awareness to the worlds hungry.

  5. That Girl 14 November 2008 at 6:32 am #

    I’ve heard of baking an egg into bread, but I never quite got into the idea.

  6. Kevin 16 November 2008 at 12:58 am #

    What a great idea!

  7. Pam 17 November 2008 at 4:52 pm #

    This sandwich looks delicious. I love Jamie Oliver’s recipes. Great photos too.

  8. Jeanne 17 November 2008 at 5:11 pm #

    RIP Miriam – she was such an iconic figure in SA (and, indeed, world) music and a wonderful ambassador.

    And mmmmm, picnic bread! Can I come along to the next picnic??

  9. Proud Italian Cook 19 November 2008 at 4:25 am #

    That looks so pretty Nina with the egg popping out!

  10. Maris 20 November 2008 at 10:40 pm #

    Wow – this is one of the most creative recipes I’ve ever seen! And probably so much more efficient for a picnic than packing everything side by side!

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