Throwing an Olympic-themed Party? Here’s What to Make…

With the Olympics in full swing, what better time than now to whip up a few tasty treats in the kitchen? Whether you’re having a few pals round for a full night in front of the telly, or you’d just like to make a few nibbles for the family, we’ve got you covered!

We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to, trawling this here Internet for some of the best Olympic-themed party recipes out there. So grab your pinny and get that oven on; this week’s blog is an absolute corker. If we do say so ourselves.

Someone’s Flagging!

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Okay, so this isn’t the British flag – but there’s no reason why you can’t have a go at the cake (above) and recreate the layout with a union flag theme. Use raspberries and blueberries for decoration and tuck right in!

This looks like a simple Victoria sponge cake, baked in a rectangular pan. Why not give it a go? In fact, this kind of cake doesn’t have to be reserved for the Olympics; you can try it yourself any time and it’d be perfect for lazy summer picnics, family barbecues or at-home afternoon tea.

What a Doughnut!

Even more sweet treats now…in the form of these lovely doughnuts via the Six Sister’s Stuff blog.

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In fact, head over to the blog if you can – there’s all sorts of tasty-looking treats to be found over there. And these doughnuts aren’t too taxing to make either.

Light Up the Festivities

It isn’t all about food, you know…

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Reminiscent of fiery Olympic torches, these cocktails – via Rachel Ray Mag are bound to get people talking. They look great and taste it too; a mixture of fruit, limoncello and soda, they pack a fiery punch on the old taste buds. Like the look of them? Click the link above and get to grips with the recipe.

Grab a Pizza the Olympic Action

A party wouldn’t be quite the same without some savoury food choices, now would it? And this idea – via babycenter.com – is a real winner. Easy to make and effective in appearance, veg and other food items can be prepared in Olympic ‘rings’ on a pizza base or garlic bread and served as is.

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With hardly any preparation time, this is a great choice when time is poor. Bung it in the oven and serve when your guests arrive. Failing that, why not arrange raw tomatoes, gherkins and other nibbles in a similar way but on individual plates? These can then be paired with dips or just eaten on their own – simple!

And finally…

Got guests staying the night? You could treat them to an Olympic-themed breakfast in the morning too, thanks to this simple pancake recipe via Food Network. All you need is a little food colouring and voila!

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Will you be giving any of these recipes a go before the Olympics comes to a close? Let us know by joining the conversation over on the My Appliances Facebook page.

Until next time…

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