Easter is fast approaching, and we are sure you will be looking to plan what to make over the (hopefully) sunny weekend. Easter is a time that many people choose to spend with family and friends, but what will you feed them?
We have some delicious Sunday lunch ideas, as well as Easter treats to enjoy afterwards. We have the fan favourites like roast lamb and hot cross buns, as well as the more traditional recipes such as simnel cake. But have you ever thought about Easter egg cheesecake, or scallops with maple risotto for your Easter Sunday lunch?
Read on to discover some delicious Easter recipes you will not be able to resist.
Lovely Easter Lunch
The traditional choice for a Sunday Easter lunch is a succulent and tender joint of roast lamb. Our spring roast lamb with maple yoghurt marinade is the perfect dish to welcome in spring. The yoghurt marinade, sweetened with pure Canadian maple syrup combines beautifully with the rich taste of lamb meat. Pair this with your favourite spring vegetables and new potatoes.
But what about those people who may not be so keen on lamb, or are pescatarians? Why not try our stunning scallops with maple risotto. This is the perfect main for a special occasion, such as Easter. Follow this easy recipe to cook the scallops to perfection and create the creamiest maple risotto to accompany them.
For those of you who will be looking to eat something other than meat or fish, our vegan spring rolls make for a delicious change to the traditional Sunday Easter lunch. You can use the freshest of spring vegetables to fill these fabulously crispy spring rolls. This is also a great option if you are looking for something lighter to leave room for all the Easter chocolate later.
Delicious Easter Desserts
A simnel cake is the definitive Easter dessert, a beautiful fruit and marzipan concoction. But to make sure everyone can enjoy your delicious simnel cake, try our vegan simnel cake. This recipe uses vegan butter or margarine instead of butter and uses mashed bananas or apple sauce combined with pure maple syrup instead of eggs to help combine all the dry ingredients.
Now we have a less traditional, but showstopping Easter dessert, a maple and pecan easter egg cheesecake. What could be better than using half of a chocolate easter egg as the bowl to hold your delicious, homemade cheesecake. This is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser, especially for kids who will be overexcited to eat out of an easter egg.
How about a gorgeously simple vegan maple and vanilla easter cake? This recipe pairs the delicate golden flavour of pure maple syrup with the sweetest of the chocolates – white chocolate. We guarantee you will enjoy this cake whether you are vegan or not.
Afternoon Easter Treats
Once you have had a hearty Easter Sunday Lunch and a walk in the spring sunshine, the only thing to do is pop the kettle on and enjoy a toasted hot cross bun. Our tear and share maple hot cross bun is the perfect treat for the whole family to share. This recipe creates a fluffy and light bun with a maple syrup twist. But of course, we do not want anyone to be left out on this spring bank holiday. So, for your vegan family and friends, make sure you bake our vegan maple and cinnamon hot cross buns recipe.
Another teatime treat is our maple and cinnamon Easter bunny brioche. What could be more Easter-themed than brioche in the shape of a bunny?! These will delight the children and are almost too cute for the adults to eat! Enjoy these warm with any spread or topping of your choice.
We wish you an incredibly happy Easter weekend, and we hope these recipes will inspire your Easter weekend menu! If you want to find more maple-infused recipes, browse them here.
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