Bake Easter Special

Written by:Philippa Amberton

It’s that time of year where the family gets together and memories are created. The best way to tackle your Easter, is to get ahead and prep. This will leave you more time to spend with your kids when they break up from school.


 Hot Cross Buns

Start with hot crossed buns. Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked, spice infused buns baking in the oven? These are fantastically versatile little wonder-buns and they survive very well in the freezer once you’ve baked them and they’re quick to defrost too. Perfect if you want to have an emergency SOS stash. Bake these ahead of Easter and freeze them ready for when you need them.


If you've got a sweet tooth, there's nothing better than adding a little chocolate...

We've got lots more recipes here: 

Orange & Cranberry Hot Cross Buns

Apple, Cinnamon & Raisin Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Scones

Vanilla & Chocolate Hot Cross Buns


Chocolate Eggs

For lots of us, the highlight of the day is the chocolate! We've got a fabulous idea to involve the whole family;  a giant chocolate Easter egg filled with salted caramel. We’ve used the master of all sugars- Billington’s light muscovado to create a luxurious smooth caramel with a slight touch of salt for the filling.

If you fancy a go at this, here’s where we bought our egg shell mould from:

We've got another recipe for home made filled eggs using Nielsen Massey custard filled eggs this vanilla extract is in my opinion, the best that money can buy. 


Fun Recipes for the Kids 

If you’re looking for something to make with the children, we’ve got some fantastic options for you. These recipes are quick and fun and you can really add personality to each one:

We have lots more:

Easter lemon cupcakes

Chocolate Easter eggs

Easter Cake Pops

Chocolate nest cake

Millionaire's Shortbread with Cadbury's Créme Eggs


Traditional Recipes

How about something a bit more traditional? Around the world different countries celebrate Easter with different desserts. 

 Mazurek is traditional in Poland, it's a very sweet, flat baked cake. Traditionally, after a 40 day fast, Mazurek was supposed to be the rich reward for adherence to faith and tradition. Our version contains chocolate and peanut butter, a great combination for any palate.


Here in the UK, we celebrate Easter traditionally with a Simnel Cake. It's a light fruit cake with two layers of almond marzipan; one in the middle and one on the top. This is then toasted and eaten during the Easter period. 

Did you know?!

Simnel cake was originally made for the middle Sunday of Lent also known as ‘Refreshment Sunday’ 



What’s left over  after Easter? Chocolate! Here’s the perfect solution for you. We've used up mini eggs and Cadbury's creme eggs in ours, but really there are no rules. You can throw whatever you like into the mix. With no baking involved, this is such a simple and fun way to share your leftover chocolate eggs. 


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