And it’s the Tuesday before Easter, so it seemed a little rude to not use the opportunity to do a round-up of Easter baking loveliness. Actually, it may not all be baking, as it is law that Chocolate nests are made at Easter time, and these are decidedly non-bake, but still fit into the Easter yummy things category.
So here goes:
1.Hot Cross Buns
Traditional Good Friday fare, and to my mind good enough to eat all year round.
I often make a batch (uncrossed) and freeze them ready for an easy breakfast or snack.
My favourite hot cross bun recipe is in this post here, where last year I attempted to make them into Hot Cross Bunnies. With limited success…
2. Chocolate nests
It may actually be illegal not to make these, or some variation of them, over Easter.
We use Nigella’s recipe with shredded wheat, for a more ‘authentic’ looking nest. It’s similar to this one here fromGood Food:
3. Easter Biscuits
These currant studdies beauties are a favourite in our house!
Try out this recipe from Delicious Magazine:
4. Simnel Cake
This is the ultimate traditional Easter bake, and if you are a marzipan fan, it can’t be beaten!
This Mary Berry recipe was on Red:
If you don’t want to make a whole cake, then why not try out these Simnel Muffins?
5. Homemade Easter Eggs
There are some great ideas for homemade Easter Eggs. I wanted to try and find some that didn’t involve having to buy a special mould. Here are four:
- Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs from Butter with a Side of Bread
- Hollow Chocolate Easter Eggs from She Knows
- Chocolate Cups/Half Eggs…
I love these that I found on Pinterest!
- Solid Chocolate Eggs from Martha Stewart
6. ‘Bunny Butt’ Cookies
These made me laugh when I saw them on the Pilsbury website (via Pinterest!), and when I mentioned it to the kids, they were very keen that we make them…!
7. Easter Rocky Road
What a super simple idea!
From Baking Mad:
9. Chocolate Truffle Egg Box
I saw these on Good Food, and they would make fab Easter pressies!
10. And lastly, how about trying a Homemade Creme Egg..?!