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10 Tips To Help Make Sure You Have A Happy Easter

10 Tips To Help Make Sure You Have A Happy Easter

There’s nothing better than having delicious wholesome food over the Easter period. Lots of families get together at this time of year, so why not try making a fusion of classic Easter dishes and some new and different styles of recipes. Check out these cooking tips to help make sure you have a happy Easter.

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns were basically made for Easter — no ifs, and, or, buts about it. They taste great with a cup of tea, or even better with some warm milk.

Ingredients
Produce
  • 1 cup Raisins
Refrigerated
  • 2 Eggs, large
Baking & Spices
  • 1 cup 150g dark chocolate
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves
  • 500 g Flour
  • 5 tbsp Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 20 g Yeast, dry
Dairy
  • 50 g Butter
  • 250 ml Full cream milk
Liquids
  • 11 tbsp Water

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Sweet and Sticky Apricot-Glazed Ham

Sweet and sticky is just the way we like it, especially when we’re talking about ham. This meat goes well with lightly crushed buttery new potatoes, or crispy roasted potatoes.

Ingredients
Gluten free
∙ Serves 12
Meat
  • 1 (8- to 10-lb.) fully cooked bone-in smoked half ham, fully cooked bone-in smoked half
Condiments
  • 1 cup Apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
Baking & Spices
  • 1 cup Brown sugar, packed

10 Tips To Help Make Sure You Have A Happy Easter

Herb-Roasted Root Vegetables / Salad

Roast carrots, radishes, and baby potatoes with fresh thyme for an earthy side dish. This salad is ideal with fish or makes for a nice side dish with a tart or quiche.

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Ingredients
Vegan, Gluten free
∙ Serves 4-6
Produce
  • 1 bunch Baby carrots
  • 3 cups Baby spinach
  • 2 cups Butternut squash
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Green onion
  • 1/3 cup Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup Radicchio, leaves
  • 1 Red chilli, small fresh
  • 1 Red onion, small
  • 1 Sweet potato
  • 2 Yellow potatoes
Baking & Spices
  • 2 Kosher salt
Oils & Vinegar
  • 3/8 cup Olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
10 Tips To Help Make Sure You Have A Happy Easter

Spice-Roasted Carrots

The chopped pistachios give these tender veggies extra crunch — and delicious salty flavour. These taste great with chicken or as part of a healthy vegetable mix.

Ingredients
Vegetarian, Gluten-free
∙ Serves 4-6
Produce
  • 1 tsp Aleppo pepper
  • 2 lbs Carrots
  • 1/2 Lemon, Juice of
  • 2 Red bell peppers
Baking & Spices
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika, smoked
  • 1/4 tsp Red pepper
Oils & Vinegar
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil, extra-virgin
Nuts & Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed, whole
Dairy
  • 1/2 lb Feta cheese

10 Tips To Help Make Sure You Have A Happy Easter

Vanilla Blossom Cake

Who needs a floral centrepiece when you have this stunning cake?! A simple slice is all you need.

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Ingredients
Serves 16
Refrigerated
  • 6 Eggs, large
Baking & Spices
  • 4 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 lb Confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 4 tsp Vanilla, pure
Oils & Vinegar
  • 1 Oil
Dairy
  • 2 1/2 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Heavy cream
  • 2 1/4 cup Whole milk
Other
  • Edible flowers, for decorating

10 Tips To Help Make Sure You Have A Happy Easter

Lemony Herb Roast Chicken

Thanks to a little lemon zest and thyme, this roast chicken recipe makes your kitchen smell like heaven. Have your chicken with some fluffy white rice or with a seasoned pasta dish.

Ingredients
∙ Serves 4-6
Meat
  • 1 Chicken, approximately 2kg, large
Produce
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Lemon, zest of
  • 2 Lemons
Canned Goods
  • 450 ml Chicken stock, fresh
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tsp Black pepper, freshly ground
Dairy
  • 30 g Butter
  • 150 g Goats’ cheese, soft
Beer, Wine & Liquor
  • 100 ml White wine
Other
  • ½ x 20g pack tarragon leaves chopped, plus extra to serve

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Spicy Sesame Sugar Snaps

Sesame oil and red chiles bring a burst of flavour to these snap peas. These taste great mixed in with broccoli, served with fish such as salmon, or simply just to eat on their own as a crunchy snack.

Ingredients

Vegan, Gluten free

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∙ Serves 4
Produce
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Parsley
  • 1 Red chile pepper, small
  • 1 lb Sugar snap peas
Oils & Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil, toasted

10 Tips To Help Make Sure You Have A Happy Easter

Deviled Chicks

Does it get any cuter than this? Even kids won’t be able to resist these deviled eggs once you turn them into little critters.

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Ingredients
∙ Serves 10
Produce
  • 2 Carrot, large
Refrigerated
  • 10 Eggs, Hard
Condiments
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Mayo, full fat
  • 1 tsp Pickle, Juice
Baking & Spices
  • 20 Peppercorns
  • 1 Salt & pepper
Other
  • Piping Bag/Heavy Duty Sandwich Bag
  • Tweezers

10 Tips To Help Make Sure You Have A Happy Easter

Herb Crusted & Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Mint Gremolata

Don’t think you like lamb? Bet you haven’t tried it stuffed with garlic and herbs. Serve this with chunky and thick home made fresh chips and some sauces on the side.

Ingredients
∙ Serves 6
Meat
  • 3 1/2 lb Leg of lamb, boneless
Produce
  • 10 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 cup Herbs, fresh
  • 1 1/3 cup Italian parsley
  • 2 tbsp Lemon, zest
  • 1/3 cup Mint, leaves
  • 2 tbsp Onion or shallot
Condiments
  • 1 tbsp Capers
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
Baking & Spices
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 Pepper, cracked
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Salt and pepper
  • 1 Salt if necessary
Oils & Vinegar
  • 9 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Olive oil to coat
Other
  • 6-8 Cups variety of chopped root veggies – potatoes, carrots, celery, parsnips, sunchokes, leeks, onion, garlic cloves

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Pavlova with Strawberries and Rhubarb

If you’ve never made pavlova before, Easter is the time to do it. Just imagine how gorgeous this berry-topped version will look on your tablescape. Enjoy a generous portion of this heavenly dessert with a glass of your favourite wine.

Ingredients
∙ Serves 8
Produce
  • 6 oz Rhubarb, fresh
  • 8 oz Strawberries, small fresh
Refrigerated
  • 6 Egg whites, large
Condiments
  • 3 tbsp Honey
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tsp Almond extract, pure
  • 1 Confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 2/3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cup Superfine sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract, pure
Oils & Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Distilled white vinegar
Nuts & Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Pistachios, toasted
Dairy
  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy cream
Beer, Wine & Liquor
  • 3 tbsp Amaretto or other almond-flavoured liqueur

10 Tips To Help Make Sure You Have A Happy Easter

What Easter food recipes or any general Easter day tips can you share with us? Comment and let us know – Happy Easter!

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