Easter festivities and food to enjoy this year

Leftover lamb with maple

As we face another Easter in lockdown, what better way to spend your time indoors than by making and enjoying delicious, maple-infused food?

Over the last year, many of us have become more involved with baking and cooking as a way of keeping ourselves occupied and, as Easter time is so food-orientated, now is the perfect time to put all you’ve learnt into practice.

Whether you’re planning a big Easter Sunday roast for your family, Easter egg hunts around the garden with the children, having your first BBQ of the year, or baking your very own Easter treats, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you.

For those of you wanting to go traditional and cook an Easter Sunday roast, why not try our spring roast lamb with maple yoghurt marinade? Succulent and tender, this roast lamb with cooling maple yoghurt can be accompanied with spring vegetables and roast potatoes to create the perfect Easter dish.

If you’re wanting to mix tradition with something a bit different this Easter, then dust off your BBQ and have a go at BBQ Forte’s Chimichurri Maple Lamb. Why not pair this delicious, smoky meat with balsamic maple carrots, roast potatoes and kale to really give it that spring feel? All you need to do now is hope that the sun shines!

Whichever of these options you choose, don’t get stuck with what to do with your leftovers. This lamb with maple and mint yoghurt recipe is bursting with bold flavour and is definitely the best way to make sure nothing goes to waste.

Egg hunts are a hugely popular Easter activity and, despite the lockdown, there are still lots of ways to improvise and enjoy an Easter egg hunt this year. You could even add a little creativity and actually make your own Easter eggs using William Curley’s maple filled Easter egg recipe. This is an indulgent and luxurious treat made with dark chocolate and even a dash of gold dust!

Alternatively, if you really want to treat yourself this Easter then you’ll love Jemma Loi’s maple and pecan Easter egg cheesecake. The complementing flavours of nutty pecan and rich maple syrup, as well as a hint of lemon, will be sure to get your tastebuds jumping for joy.

For those who want to try a simpler recipe, then these Easter maple cupcakes are the one for you. Taking just 40 minutes to prepare and bake, these cupcakes look and taste delicious and are great for sharing with your family.

Hot cross buns are a much-loved Easter classic but why not try giving them a maple twist by making these vegan maple and cinnamon hot cross buns? Perfect for brunch, accompanied by a lovely cup of tea, these fluffy buns are sure to give you a taste of Easter.

Don’t forget to share your creations with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and have an ‘eggcelent’ Easter!

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.