Your guide to Easter
Baking, chocolate treats, lamb and more. Our recipes for a celebratory weekend at home
GO WITH TRADITION AND SERVE UP LAMB ...
Lamb may be traditional to the Easters of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, Annabel Langbein writes, but it's also a favourite choice for our autumn Easters, as its sweetness partners so well with all the season's harvests. Don't be put off trying it if you don't like anchovies — they melt away to nothing, adding richness and depth of flavour without a hint of fishiness.
More lamb recipes ...
- Slow-cooked Greek Easter lamb
- Pan-fried lamb short loin with greens and Greek lemon sauce
- Capsicum and red-wine-braised slow-braised shoulder of lamb
- Summer slow-cooked lamb with tomato and fennel
- Slow-roast spiced leg of lamb with pan gravy
- Stuffed leg of lamb with prunes and almonds
USING THE LEFTOVERS
These toasted tortilla sandwiches make good use of leftover roast meat and veges.
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OR COOK A PORK ROAST INSTEAD
Pork, fennel and lemon are a classic combination and it’s not hard to see why — they are delicious together. See this roasted pork loin and accompaniments in Kathy Paterson's Eight for Easter menu with a choice of two desserts; fresh pineapple with cardamom or raspberry and champagne syllabub.
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Whatever meat you choose, follow our tips on Roasting meat: The Golden Rules
BAKE WITH YEAST
A simple fruit bread filled with 11 marzipan balls to represent the 11 faithful disciples (minus Judas). Delicious toasted the next day — if you have any left!
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- Brioche buns with chocolate and almond (pictured top of the page)
- Pull-apart Easter buns
- Hot cross buns with chocolate
- Festive gubana
- Rich Easter crown
USING THE LEFTOVERS
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MAKE CUTE COOKIES
Decorate these egg-shaped biscuits any way you like, or get the kids to do their own. For the garnish and decorations, Jan Bilton used prepared yellow icing, white chocolate, flaked coconut, hokey pokey balls and pearl balls.
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BAKE A CAKE
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GIVE HOMEMADE TREATS INSTEAD OF BOUGHT EGGS
The kids will love these Easy Easter mallow treats
NO GLUTEN OR DAIRY TREATS
This is whole foods decadence at its best. A double chocolate brownie topped with coconut icecream, and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce. This dessert is vegan and free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar. If you’re used to lashings of butter and refined flour in your typical brownie, don’t let that deter you from trying this recipe.
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