Easter Recipes

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Easter recipes to wow your guests, including Easter starters, roast lamb recipes and impressive Easter cakes. Easter Sunday is on 5 April 2015 so make sure you have your Easter menu planned by then so you can relax and enjoy the bank holiday weekend, whether you're hosting a family gathering or entertaining friends.

Find your perfect roast lamb recipe with all the trimmings, whether it’s boned spring lamb with herb and pine nut stuffing or an up-to-date take on the traditional roast with slow-cooked lamb shoulder with spiced Middle Eastern rub. Then pick trimmings that will make the most of seasonal ingredients, including the sweetest new potatoes and leeks. Your Easter Sunday lunch will be real crowdpleaser.

Next up, choose your Easter dessert, whether it’s a light and zesty syllabub or a rich chocolate mousse. Pick from our impressive Easter cake recipes, including traditional simnel cake made with rich fruit cake and topped with 12 marzipan balls and a chocolate Easter celebration cake, made with four layers of sponge and chocolate and topped with a mix of chocolate eggs.

It’s not Easter without hot cross buns, but why not try a new version this year? Our mini chocolate and orange hot cross buns make a more interesting version, which will be perfect for afternoon tea over the Easter weekend. Or go for Easter biscuits to share, especially if you’re going to have kids visiting.

Looking for the best Easter eggs in the shops this year? Take a look at our Easter egg taste test 2017 for inspiration, as we’ve done all the hard work for you and tried the lot… It’s hard work, but someone’s got to do it!

Get it right this Easter and impress your guests with our wonderful Easter recipes that’ll take you from starter through to dessert.

Delicious Easter recipes

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder

This slow-roasted lamb shoulder is flavoured with garlic, rosemary and wine, and takes just 15 minutes to prepare

Roast Leg of Lamb with Baharat and Vegetables

Roast Leg of Lamb with Baharat and Vegetables

Give roast leg of lamb a Middle Eastern twist with, a blend of Baharat spices and roasted root vegtables

Slow Cooked Lamb with Cauliflower Couscous

Slow Cooked Lamb with Cauliflower Couscous

Slow-cooked lamb delicately flavoured with za'atar, works perfectly with our low-carb cauliflower couscous

Sour Cream Cake with Lavender

Sour Cream Cake with Lavender

This sour cream cake with lavender yields a moist bake that will tantalise the taste buds toped with lavender icing and sparkles

Easter Celebration Cake

Easter Celebration Cake

This Easter cake is simple to make, yet so stunning – a great alternative to the traditional Simnel cake with four layers of sponge and chocolate

5-Hour Shoulder of Lamb with Camomile and Honey

5-Hour Shoulder of Lamb with Camomile and Honey

Your guests will be in for a treat when you serve them tender, slow-roasted lamb, flavoured with camomile and honey

Tom Kerridge: My Perfect Roast Lamb

Tom Kerridge: My Perfect Roast Lamb

How do you like your roast lamb? We asked TV chef Tom Kerridge how he makes the perfect roast lamb and what he said made us very hungry indeed

Slow Roast Greek-style Leg of Lamb

Slow Roast Greek-style Leg of Lamb

Slow roast Greek-style leg of lamb is marinated in garlic, lemon and herbs then slow roasted for all that wonderful flavour over crunchy, sticky potatoes

Earl Grey Tea Cake

Earl Grey Tea Cake

Melanie Wood's Earl Grey cake is delicately flavoured with ground tea leaves and liberally drizzled with an Earl Grey and lemon icing

Lemon and Herb Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb with Fresh Mint Sauce and Lamb Jus

Lemon and Herb Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb with Fresh Mint Sauce and Lamb Jus

An indulgent lemon and herb stuffed shoulder of lamb roast, perfect for entertaining

Persian-Style Stuffed Lamb

Persian-Style Stuffed Lamb

A spicy fruity stuffing helps to make a leg of lamb stretch so much further, and it's very simple to carve

Mediterranean Lamb with Feta Stuffing

Mediterranean Lamb with Feta Stuffing

This boned leg of lamb stuffed with oregano, pine nuts and feta is simply perfect for Easter Sunday

Balsamic Glazed Rack of Lamb with Sweet Potato Gratin

Balsamic Glazed Rack of Lamb with Sweet Potato Gratin

Perfect for a spring meal, a rack of lamb is easy to serve and our balsamic and mint glaze really lets its flavour shine through

Spice Rub Leg of Lamb with Veg Couscous

Spice Rub Leg of Lamb with Veg Couscous

Looking for a new way with lamb? Try this delicious spiced lamb recipe with a vegetable couscous

Boned Garlic Lamb with Sweet and Sour Red Onions

Boned Garlic Lamb with Sweet and Sour Red Onions

This garlic roasted lamb with sweet and sour onions, makes a stunning dinner party dish

Easter recipe collections

Spring Dessert Recipes

Spring Dessert Recipes

Find spring dessert recipes that are full of clean, fresh flavours as well as lighter - just in time for longer days and sunshine

Easter Cakes

Easter Cakes

Easter cake recipes to indulge in over the bank holiday, including a classic chocolate Easter celebration cake and traditional simnel cake

Lamb Recipes

Lamb Recipes

Lamb is a firm family favourite so make it the centrepiece of your menu this weekend with our delicious new ideas