Whether you’re indulging in a chocolate egg, whipping up some Easter recipes or creating an Easter Sunday dessert, Easter goes hand-in-hand with sweet treats.
Here’s a round-up of our favourite sweet Easter recipes.
From indulgent Easter eggs to classic hot cross buns, there’s no denying that Easter recipes are super-tasty. We’ve drawn up a shortlist of our favourite Easter bakes to make over the long weekend.
CLASSIC EASTER BAKES
When it comes to traditional Easter recipes, Simnel cake, with its rich combo of fruit and marzipan (and in this recipe, whisky too!) is top of the list. Or if it’s a lovely, sticky hot cross bun you can’t help indulging in, these doughy buns are packed with just the right amount of dried fruit and lovely spices to make them the ultimate classic recipe. For something extra special, add chocolate, cherry and a hit of kirsch for an incredible twist. Got leftovers? Transform stale buns into a bun & butter pudding for a comforting treat.
OH SO CREAMY
Eton mess is a summer favourite, but why not try a spring twist on the classic, served with stewed ginger-spiked rhubarb, lashings of cream and toasted almonds – it’s a real showstopper. Or, if you want the traditional berry version, we’ve got this Eton mess served with mixed berries, toasted hazelnuts and lashings of dark chocolate. If it’s chocolate you’re after, these triple chocolate trifles are perfect for using up your Easter egg leftovers.
For an afternoon tea to suit everyone, keep things traditional with carrot cake, almond cake or Jamie’s Nan’s St. Clement’s cake – all ultimate crowd-pleasers. For something a little richer (which just happens to be gluten-free!), this flourless chocolate cake is the answer. For all the traditionalists out there, we’ve also got a classic Strawberry & cream sandwich sponge – you just can’t beat it with a cuppa!
TART IT UP
An Italian classic, Neapolitan Easter tart hails from Naples – citrussy and light, the bulk of the filling is made using cooked wheat (also known as wheat berries or grains), which comes in a jar or can and can be found in most good delis. For something French, try croustade – an apple tart, spiked with armagnac and covered in layers of filo pasty, for a deliciously light, but indulgent Easter treat.