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Easter Food Ideas

Okay so you’re having a get together but need some ideas for Easter food? Don’t worry here’s a few ideas of some simple Easter recipes you can use.

Savoury Easter Food

Quiche – Well it’s made of eggs so perfect Easter food!

Line a dish with shortcrust pastry, I’m afraid I usually cheat with a pre-made pastry. Chop and fry 6 rashers of bacon and pop them onto the pastry with a handful of grated cheese. Beat up a couple of eggs with about ¼ pint of milk and pour over. Sprinkle a bit more cheese over the top. Stick it in the oven for about 40 mins on 190, gas 5, until golden.

Devilled Eggs – My mum makes her devilled eggs by adding a bit of Heinz Sandwich Spread – makes them extra delish! If you’ve time to make them really special why not dye them in pastel colours – it’s easy check out our Pinterest board for details.

Carrot Sticks and Dips – For a more healthy balance to our Easter food menu chop yourself some carrot sticks and get some dips, like soft cheese or some onion and garlic dip. I like to add a few more crudities like celery, pepper and cucumber and include a tomato salsa.

My own recipe for some scrumptious tomato salsa – finely chop an onion, half a red and half a green pepper, 5 cm of cucumber and 2 vine ripened tomatoes, crush a clove of garlic and add a tin of chopped plum tomatoes.

Use half a sachet of taco seasoning mix, a dash of Worcestershire sauce and some freshly chopped coriander. Stir together and leave in fridge overnight.

Sweet Easter Food

Hot Cross Buns
 – Unless you’ve got time to spare to make them yourself just pop to the shops -  lovely toasted with a bit of butter yummy!

Simnel Cake – A traditional Easter fruit cake with delicious marzipan! We love the Be-Ro recipe.

Carrot Cake – With plenty of recipes out there for moist carrot cake, we like ones with raisins, if you take a look at our pinterest board you can get some ideas for topping it off – how about a carrot made of marzipan.

Chocolate Nests – An easy-peasy one and great for the kids to get messy with, grab yourself some milk chocolate, melt it in the microwave, bung in some shredded wheat and stir. Pop a spoonful in a cake case and top off with some mini eggs and leave to set. Done.

Easter Biscuits – I love these lightly spiced fruit biscuits – not just at Easter! Cut them out in Easter bunny shapes and they’re even more lovely. I like James Martin recipe.

Egg Jellies – If your kids have been given a plastic egg with a toy in, keep the plastic egg. Make up some jelly and use the plastic egg halves as jelly molds. Just make sure you plug up any air holes first!

Easter Pinterest Board

We’ve got a dedicated Easter ideas pinterest board where we’ve found some lovely ideas from all over the place. Go check it out.