Your long weekend spread sorted

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Your long weekend spread sorted

What's better than the weekend? A long weekend. Spend it creating a glorious spread fit for your favourite people to feast upon. Nothing says 'holiday' quite like 'snacking', so whether you’re staying indoors or braving a picnic outside, we’ve rounded up the best spreads we could think of to make your long weekend prep a breeze.

Cheese spread

You can never go wrong with a tasty cheese platter (paired with a glass of wine, naturally.)

Start by choosing from a selection of cheeses from Countdown – we recommend two at minimum. To up the ante, bake a brie, halloumi or camembert cheese in the oven for 10 minutes, then drizzle it with honey and basil. Served with hot bread, it's a standout. For a more traditional cheese platter, you can’t go wrong with a soft and hard cheese, plus a blue if you're keen to live dangerously.

Next comes the cold meats including prosciutto and salami from Countdown and the sides to pull it all together - fruit, nuts, olives, breads and crackers. Fill ramekins with various dips and nibbles and you're good to go - Countdown, and Stevens will have you covered.

Pastry spread

Pastries; those flaky, mouth-watering parcels of goodness. Sweet or savoury is always the question – and we say, why not both? Whether it's a main meal or a grazing platter you're after, pastry is always a crowd pleaser.

Create the ultimate party spread with crowd favourites including sausage rolls and party pies from Countdown.

Now onto the sweet stuff. From apple and blueberry Danish pastries to almond or chocolate croissants, head to Countdown to add a European flavour to your soiree. We recommend a tray of fresh fruit on the side for balance, so tick off your grapes and fresh melons at Countdown.

Dessert spread

The up and coming trend making a feature on an Instagram feed near you is the sweet spread; from pikelet platters to deconstructed mini pavlovas and fresh fruit (with a choice of delectable dipping sauces), your sweet tooth will be beyond satisfied. Visit Countdown for all your needs.

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