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 2015 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
Hot cross buns are an Easter favourite and this classic recipe makes a batch of 16. Perfectly spiced and full of dried fruit, we love them
Find the best Easter eggs in the shops with Food Director Jane Curran's pick, starting at 65p and up to £40 for a limited edition stunner
No bake white chocolate, lime and passion fruit cheesecake uses ricotta, which is a lighter option and gives a real creaminess to this delicious dessert
One-bite fairy cakes are a really nice mix of vanilla and chocolate and they look super elegant too. Perfect for having with afternoon tea
We saw it on a TV ad and couldn't stop thinking about it. Everyone seems to be raving about this new way to eat hot cross buns so we decided to try it for ourselves...
Mini chocolate and orange buns are easy to make but bring a new flavour twist to traditional hot cross buns for an updated Easter bake for afternoon tea
Hazelnut and Nutella meringue cake is really nutty, chocolatey and super light. It makes an impressive dinner party dessert and a guaranteed hit
Chocolate box celebration cake makes a serious chocolate feast! Make this for a crowd to slice and share at a party, or make it your Easter centrepiece
Chocolate Simnel cake is a traditional Easter fruit cake with a chocolate twist, topped with ready-to-roll marzipan and golden chocolate eggs
Herb-baked leg of lamb is a fab Easter centrepiece or takes a normal Sunday roast to the next level. The herb butter keeps the meat wonderfully moist during cooking
Simnel cake is a traditional rich fruit cake recipe made for Easter topped with a layer of marzipan and 11 marzipan balls
Nutella cheesecake is so easy to make with Nutella and dark chocolate and scattered with chopped hazelnuts for an elegant dessert
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
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
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
Easter recipe collections
Find spring dessert recipes that are full of clean, fresh flavours as well as lighter - just in time for longer days and sunshine
Easter cake recipes to indulge in over the bank holiday, including a classic chocolate Easter celebration cake and traditional simnel cake
Lamb is a firm family favourite so make it the centrepiece of your menu this weekend with our delicious new ideas