The trick to a good Boxing Day packed lunch is to think easy and act flexible.With this in mind, why not try this easy brie and cranberry ciabatta for a festive picnic?

Images: Jason Ingram


  • A little butter
  • 100g Brie, sliced or cubed if very ripe
  • 1tbsp Cranberry sauce
  • 1 Spring onion
  • 1tbsp Chopped flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 Walnut halves, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • STEP 1

    Slice open the roll and spread it with butter, if using, then add the brie slices or cubes. Spread the roll with the cranberry sauce.

  • STEP 2

    In a small bowl, stir together the spring onion, parsley and walnuts. Season with a little salt and pepper and sprinkle over the cranberry sauce. Close up the roll, pressing down a little so everything sticks together. Wrap up well to take on your travels.