give these easy to make Easter treats a whirl
Easter is a time for friends and family. It marks the beginning of Spring and nature begins to come back into full bloom.
The holiday is marked by the giving and receiving of chocolate eggs, with shops everywhere selling variants of the chocolate treats for as little as £1.
But, instead of hitting the supermarket, why not get creative in your own kitchen and give these easy to make Easter treats a whirl?
Chocolate and Spice Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns are a staple Easter food. However, typical hot cross buns are usually flavoured with a pinch of cinnamon and raisins. If you are someone who’s pallet desires more than that then this recipe is for you!
Although prep time can take around 40 minutes and baking time can take 25 minutes, they are certainly worth the wait! Mixing cinnamon with orange zest and 70% cocoa chocolate; this recipe is designed to pack a flavour punch.
The sweetness of the cinnamon mixed with the bitterness of the chocolate is a sure-fire way to spruce up this Easter classic. You could also try adding dark cherries to the mix for a sweeter taste and different texture!
Want to try these for yourself? Find out how to here.
Looking for something quick and easy to make Want an alternative gift to the usual chocolate egg? Well look no further than chocolate bark!
Requiring nothing but melted chocolate and a little time in the freezer, chocolate bark is the simplest Easter treat yet.
The bark can be made using dark, milk, or white chocolate. All you need to do is melt it, pop it in a baking tray and freeze it! Once frozen you can decorate it with whatever toppings you like! Crushed biscuits, mini eggs, and dried strawberries are some popular favourites.
Why not try it for yourself here?
This sticky sponge is the perfect moreish Easter treat for parties or as a after dinner dessert.
Combining the traditional sponge cake mixture with grated carrot, cinnamon, mixed spice, and crème fraiche. You can make a cake fit for the Easter bunny.
Baking time for this treat can take 45 minutes and around 10-15 minutes to cool. So, whilst it isn’t exactly a quick recipe it is certainly a scrummy, rewarding one.
Carrot cake is traditionally decorated using cream cheese as it complements the cinnamon and carrot flavouring perfectly. However, you can always add your own twist to it. Why not decorate with candied baby carrots? Or add a dark chocolate coating for a more tantalising taste.
Try it here with this recipe.
Lemon Easter Chicks
A perfect finger food for children and adults alike. Mixing crispy meringue with lemon flavouring makes for a delicious Easter treat.
The meringues can be decorated with icing and sugar decorations to look like chicks.
Or you can leave the yellow food colouring out of the recipe and create white Easter bunny meringues.
Whichever way you decide to decorate is up to you. But one thing is certain; you will not be able to eat just one!
Although, if you’re a baking beginner, don’t be disheartened by the thought of making your own meringue. Following this step-by-step recipe will give you all the guidance you need to make perfect, fluffy meringue first time.
Chocolate Fondue with French Toast Fingers
Eggs and dippy toast is one of the most popular breakfast choices in the UK. Combining the crispiness of the toast with the gooey egg yolk makes for a taste and texture explosion.
But what happens when you get creative and put a sweet spin on a savoury breakfast classic? You could even be naughty and have this dish as a breakfast treat!
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking time: Approx. 10 minutes.
- 4 eggs
- 250ml Whole Milk
- 2tbsp orange flower water
- 4 slices brioche (or bread of your choice)
- Approx. 50g unsalted butter
- 70g caster sugar
- 100g Chocolate of your choosing
- Slice the top off all 4 eggs with an egg topper or a knife. Empty the contents of 1 egg into a separate bowl and set aside the contents of the other 3 eggs. (These can be used for another dish.) Rinse the empty shells and leave to dry upside down.
- Prepare the French toast. Mix the egg, milk and orange flower water together in a large bowl. Dip the bread slices into the mixture.
- Melt butter in a large frying pan, add the sugar and allow them to melt together gently. Add the bread slices to the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes on a low heat on each side, until the surface is completely caramelised.
- Roughly chop the chocolate. Melt it in a bowl in a bain-marie. Using a teaspoon, fill the empty eggshells with the melted chocolate. Cut the French toast into fingers and dust lightly with icing sugar. Serve immediately.
So there you have five easy to make Easter treats.
These recipes are guaranteed to keep your kitchen busy and your sweet tooth satisfied this Easter season! So why not give them all a go?