Recipes For Celebrating Easter – In The Most Decadent Of Manners!
With the smell of fresh hot cross buns and spices filling the air, eggs of every size and flavour to be found scattered throughout the supermarkets & the slightly cooler snap in the air – we’ve got our minds on Easter! No doubt your family has some Easter traditions, likely including a few treats here and there.
We’ve rounded up our top 15 indulgent recipes to help inspire your Easter menu. What better way to sweeten your getaway than with some delicious treats!
This traditional Italian Easter tart recipe tastes as good as it looks! Enjoy chilled or gently warmed – perfect for catering to autumn’s unpredictable weather. Yum!
A couple of variations of tarts perfect for a picnic over the Easter break or a tasty lunch! The first is a mushroom, pancetta and red onion and the second; asparagus, feta and tomato with garlicky, herby pesto. Delicious!
World famous in Auckland – Yael Schochat shares her famed hot cross buns recipe! Best served toasted with lashings of butter of course.
A fabulously comforting side for a roast dinner! Tender pumpkin wedges roasted with honey, sage, sea salt and black pepper, finished off with melted blue cheese, crispy prosciutto and a crumbling of crunchy walnuts. What a medley of flavours and textures!
Chocolate pudding is always bound to be a crowd pleaser! Why not try scattering mini Easter eggs into the recipe, so that they soften and melt as it cooks, making this one glorious dessert! Serve hot with vanilla bean ice cream… mmmm.
A hearty dinner dish that can be altered to your taste – feel free to use apricots and pistachios for the stuffing, or just keep it nutty.
These delicious little morsels are made even better by the fact they’re deceivingly simple to bake – no mixer needed, just a bowl and a spoon. If it’s not feijoa season, simply swap out the fruit for a seasonal option.
Smoked cheese adds the most wonderful and subtle flavour to this tart. Tuck in for a brunch or for an easy to assemble lunch – either with store-bought pastry or this tasty homemade recipe.
We’re absolutely sold on this decadent dish. The allure of Nutella and the ease of making a cheesecake with no baking required ticks the boxes! An impressive looking creation – you’re sure to receive a few compliments to the chef for plating up this luscious beauty.
A bit of a twist on the classic macaroni; Chelsea Winter has added chicken, parmesan, basil and garlic for a lovely Italian vibe. Sneaking in loads of spinach and peas turns the dish into a complete meal! If your budget permits, Chelsea suggests adding the likes of chopped fried bacon pieces, or chopped salami.
Nici Wickes shares her nana’s shortcake recipe that has been passed down through her family, making it extra special. Perfect served warm or cooled with whipped cream, the combo of strawberry and rhubarb is drool-worthy!
This quirky looking dish uses the pumpkin as cannelloni tubes which means it’s gluten-free, perfect for catering for a range of guests dietary requirements. Combining the magical pairing of spinach and ricotta makes this an ideal meal to enjoy as a family dinner on a cooler evening. Serve with a little extra shaved Parmesan cheese because yum!
Best eaten warm, straight out from the oven with a good drop of coffee. Push a few coloured Easter eggs into the dough just before cooking to create a colourful crown effect.
This is the type of dish that provides the ultimate comfort, especially on a cooler night! Feel free to make this delicious potato dish ahead of time and reheat, especially when planning for a dinner party.
Smooth, creamy and ridiculously easy chocolate almond fudge using just six ingredients and ready in minutes! This Almond Fudge is Julia and Libby’s family favourite. If you prefer peanut butter, you can swap it out for the almond butter, and the almonds can be swapped with peanuts or cashews – get creative. This fudge will simply melt in your mouth! Yum!
Over to you…
Do you have any egg-cellent recipes for Easter that everyone should know about? Let us know in the comments below!