Easter, the long weekend we all look forward to just as the weather is starting to improve.
The Easter holiday is notoriously prime family time for many in the UK, as well as the end of Lent which makes it an ideal 'food holiday' as well! We have put together 5 fun food ideas for your Easter break, whether it's making with small children or a big family meal with the Grandparents, or just indulgence for indulgence sake...
1. Egg-cellent Easter Cake
I don't know about you but the second thing I think of when someone mentions Easter after eggs, is cake...the traditional Siminel Cake is popular this time of year, packed with fruit, spices and marzipan, traditionally topped with eleven marzipan balls to represent Jesus' disciples. If you fancy making one Mary Berry has a superb recipe to follow here But there are other wonderful cakes with a tasty Easter twist too such a decadent Creme Egg Cheesecake or some dainty Nest Cupcakes which go down a treat with the kids!
2. Easter Dinner
One of my favourite parts of the Easter holiday, a dinner that is only bested by Christmas. A Sunday roast with ALL the trimmings. Bored of the same roast every Sunday? We love this seasonal dinner with a difference... Slow Cooked Easter Lamb
3. Easter Egg Hunt
Whether you want to attempt making the eggs (these could be hard boiled and painted or of course, chocolate) or not an Easter Egg Hunt is for anyone of any age, you are never too old to go off traipsing around the house or garden for a treat or two! Arm the kids with little wicker baskets and a hand drawn map or some clues if you are feeling creative, alternatively just hide as many as you can where you can let them have a mad free for all! The perfect way to work up an appetite for dinner. Need some more inspiration? Check out this Egg Hunt blog on how to host the best easter Egg Hunt ever!
4. Easter Biscuits
These are just fun to make and so so pretty! And you don't have to just make eggs either, spring lambs, ducklings or baby bunnies also make adorable Easter biccies for gifts or for your own consumption! Here is a fab recipe to try even for beginners Easter Biscuits How To
5. Hot Cross Bun Leftovers
Who isn't addicted to hot cross buns this time of year? I know I have to have my fill before the take them back off the shelves mid April! But have you ever thought of doing something different with them? And Im not talking about whether you have them toasted or not...From bread and butter puddings to waffles or croutons, there are loads of fun ways to incorporate hot cross buns into other dishes, this hot cross bun blog we found by Sainsbury's explores many of those options!