Can you believe Easter is upon us already? It’s officially spring and that just means soon things are going to be egg-cellent! Whether you’re planning a brunch or an elegant family dinner and have been on the hunt for some inspiration for your Easter Sunday, worry not as we’ve got you covered!
From classic mains like ham and lamb to sides, veggies and desserts, get into that holiday spirit with our Easter recipe ideas!
1, Hot Cross Buns
This traditional British speciality is known for its raisins, candied citrus peel and crosses of sweet white icing! Traditional sticky glazed fruit buns with pastry crosses. Served as a classic Easter treat, the buns can also be enjoyed at any time of year. Get your recipe by Woman’s Day here:
2. Classic Simnel Cake
If you intend to keep it traditional this Easter, the simnel cake is a classic! Signifying the end of Lent, this recipe is rich in fruits, spices and marzipan! Get your recipe by The Spruce Eats here:
3. Classic Stuffed Leg of Lamb
This traditional recipe is delicious served hot as part of your Sunday Roast. Featuring a delicious leg of lamb, seasoned with garlic and rosemary, it also makes a lovely cold cut for sandwiches and light lunches. So always cook a large leg giving you plenty of leftovers. Get your recipe by The Spruce Eats here:
4. Italian Brodetto Pasquale
From the town of Venosa in the Basilicata region of southern Italy, this traditional Easter dish is one of the most loved Italian recipes. This frittata would be a great addition to your Easter table as it incorporates both lamb and egg. Brodetto pasquale makes perfect use of the early spring vegetable and can be served at room temperature. Get your recipe by The Spruce Eats here:
5. Bacon Cheddar Quiche
This preparation makes a fabulous brunch or lunch! Serve this easy quiche along with mixed fresh fruit, a tossed salad or with a cup of soup for a filling lunch or dinner! Get your recipe by The Spruce Eats here:
6. Neapolitan Grain Pie
This is a popular Italian dessert is the Neapolitan grain pie (commonly known as Pastiera Napoletana). This sweet crust filled with ricotta, pastry cream, and cooked wheat berries, and scented with orange flower water, makes the perfect Easter dessert! Get your recipe by The Spruce Eats here:
7. Easter Cucumber Sandwiches
Hosting tea? Use cookie cutters to turn those simple sandwiches into Easter masterpieces. Get the recipe by Cherished Bliss here.
8. Chocolate Easter Eggs
Easter can never be complete without the Easter egg! And if you were thinking that we wouldn’t mention that, well, we saved the best for the last! These beautiful edible gifts can be made easily without any special equipment. Get your recipe by The Spruce Eats here:
This Easter, go beyond the colourful hardboiled eggs and indulge in a variety of delicacies! Whether you’re whipping up a festive Easter brunch or a decadent Easter dinner feast, why not bring a few options to the table?
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