A few of my best Easter recipes

Pink swirl meringues with pomegranate

Am I the only person that feels like winter descended on us very abruptly this year? I’m hauling out winter clothes and fluffy bed throws and have been tempted on more than one occasion to put the heater on. I’m not complaining but I was kind of hoping for a few warm autumnal days to spend on the beach before we get into the cold and hopefully damp depths of a Cape Town winter. These are a few of my best Easter recipes to create a feast.

Baking at Easter is always a good idea and I have you covered with these stout hot cross buns which are way easier to make than you might think and so much better than anything you will find in a shop. 

Stout hot cross buns

They have been baked so many times by friends of the blog and the feedback has been amazing.  The hot cross cinnamon sticky buns or biscotti with hot cross bun flavours are another two delicious options. Or turn the hot cross bun into a loaf of bread which is easier for toasting. 

Hot cross cinnamon sticky buns

Stout hot cross bun bread recipe

If you are having an indulgent Easter feast, I think it’s nice to keep the starter quite casual and rather have people nibble on a few light snacks to liven up the appetite. My best ever chicken liver pate – another classic from the blog, is what I like. Perhaps on some melba toast. A drop of marmalade gives it a sweet edge.

Or these tomato & basil crostini with whipped goat’s cheese. Both can be made in advance.

The best ever chicken liver pate

The best ever chicken liver pate

Tomato & basil crostini with whipped goats cheese

For the main event, nothing beats a roast lamb and I love this slow-roasted version with rosemary, garlic and harissa. It basically cooks itself leaving you plenty of time to do other things. If you don’t like lamb, this comforting roast chicken with stout, rosemary & honey is a lovely option and both should be served with duck fat roast potatoes.

You can check out this comprehensive list of vegetable side dishes if you need any more inspiration. My favourite Chicken with white wine, herbs & garlic is a winner, always as is a classic beef, Bourguignon. My lamb shank pie with red wine, rosemary & bay is a showstopper.

Roast leg of lamb with rosemary, harissa & garlic

How to make hte best ever duck fat roast potatoes

Roast chicken with stout & rosemary

A chicken recipe with white wine, herbs & garlic mad ein a slow and a pressure cooker

Beef Bourguignon recipe

Lamb shank pie with red wine, rosemary & bay recipe

For dessert, I love this hot cross bun pudding with chocolate and orange, but the pink swirl meringues with pomegranate syrup are a show-stopper. I also love the plum torte because it’s in my top 5 favourite things to bake and plums are in season now. This fig sticky toffee pudding is a real winner and perfect to feed a crowd.

Sticky toffee, fig & walnut pudding with toffee sauce recipe

Hot cross bun pudding with orange & chocolate

Pink swirl meringues with pomegranate

The famous plum torte

I hope you have the happiest Easter break and get around to making some delicious food. If you ever make any of my recipes, please tag me @drizzleanddip on social media because nothing makes me happier than seeing what you do. 

A few other recipes ideas:

Mushroom bourguignon – for a vegetarian easter feast

Hot cross bun french toast waffles – to use up the leftover buns for breakfast

And if you feel the need for more chocolate, which I can only assume you do, try these killer chocolate brownies with Nutella.

Chocolate brownies with Nutella

The best chocolate cake in the world by Ina Garten.

Maybe the best chocolate cake recipe in the world by Ina Garten

Chocolate fondant with Lindor balls.

Chocolate fondant with Lindt Lindor

Double chocolate chip skillet cookie.

Double chocolate chip skillet cookie

Brown butter Rice Krispies treats with chocolate

A slab of cut up brown butter rice krispies treats with chocolate

Decadent rum & raisin fudgy brownies

Rum & raisin fudgy brownies recipe

A decadent chocolate cake

A decadent chocolate cake recipe



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  1. Your blog and recipes are fantastic always. It would be so kind and helpful to your readers if you would please post a print button on your recipes for ease of mind and use. Also both ingredient measurements . Maybe weight and grams.

  2. Hi Pat, many of the recipes are on a printable cards especially the very latest ones. I had a few technical problems with the plugin so it wasnt always possible to do this. You can always copy and paste it into a blank word document (takes seconds) and then print that. As for the weight and measureemtns I do the best I can here and they are as they are. All this is freely available to you at no cost so Im sorry if it doesnt suit you. Best Sam

  3. I lived in Connecticut a few years back so, New England type buns were abundant. I moved a few times since and now have been in Texas for quite a while. A year ago I saw a photo of “the buns and my taste buds remembered! I “got me a hankering but, am having a hard time locating these close byany ideas? Don”t really trust getting them via mail and would hate to have to purchase the pan to bake my own and find a recipe that “tastes right. Thanks yall! (No longer funnier than “youse guys.) cialis

  4. HI Cialis, Im not too sure what you are referring to here. The hot cross buns?

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