Easter recipes: tasty dishes to try this Bank Holiday weekend Recipe

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Roast Leg of Lamb with Baharat and Root Vegetables

The upcoming Bank Holiday is a time to relax with family, gorge on chocolate - and try your hand at some tasty Easter recipes.

Easter Sunday falls on 1 April this year, and we've got a host of delicious Easter food ideas to ensure you feel delightfully full come Easter Monday.

Whether you're planning a quiet one with your nearest and dearest or will be throwing open your doors and entertaining friends, we've got you covered to ensure you're the Easter host with the most.

When it comes to meat, lamb is synonymous with this time of year, and we've got a choice of Easter roast lamb recipes for you to choose from, with some pork recipes thrown in for good measure.

If you want something a little bit different but equally delicious, consider our mushroom, goats' cheese and tarragon tartlets, our chicken and mushroom gratin, or our wild mushroom and spinach lasagne - perfect for vegetarians.

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And for the all important final course, check out our selection of Easter desserts - from an Easter sponge to a rich chocolate cheesecake.

See all these and more Easter recipes ideas by scrolling through the slides below...

Roast Leg of Lamb with Baharat and Root Vegetables

Roast Leg of Lamb with Baharat and Root Vegetables

Make a spiced version of classic roast lamb with this roast leg of lamb recipe with baharat and root veg. See the roast leg of lamb with baharat and root veg recipe.

Roast Leg of Lamb with Baharat and Root Vegetables

Roast Leg of Lamb with Baharat and Root Vegetables

Make a spiced version of classic roast lamb with this roast leg of lamb recipe with baharat and root veg. See the roast leg of lamb with baharat and root veg recipe.

Easter Celebration Cake

Easter Celebration Cake

This Easter celebration cake recipe is simple to make, yet so stunning - a great alternative to the traditional simnel cake.
See the Easter celebration cake recipe.

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder

If you've never tried a slow roasted lamb shoulder recipe, now is the perfect time to try it. With more fat marbling than found in a leg joint, this is the ideal cut for slow roasting or braising. It costs around half the cost of a leg of lamb too. The lamb can be half cooked the day before, then finished on the day.

Gluten Free Easter Sponge Cake

Gluten Free Easter Sponge Cake

Our gluten free Easter sponge cake is easy but impressive and means that everyone can enjoy a slice. See the gluten free Easter sponge cake recipe.

Mozzarella, Anchovies and Olives on Sourdough

Mozzarella, Anchovies and Olives on Sourdough

Keep you Easter starter light but full of flavour with a simple recipe like this buffalo mozzarella, anchovy and olive crostini recipe that works as a start or with welcome drinks. See the mozzarella, anchovies and olivers on sourdough recipe.

Gruyere Bacon and Leek Tart

Gruyere Bacon and Leek Tart

This gruyere bacon and leek tart recipe is the real deal, with a gorgeous filling enriched with double cream a truly decadent lunch.

Chocolateand Hazelnut Cheesecake

Chocolateand Hazelnut Cheesecake

Boy is this chocolate, hazelnut and Amarula cheesecake recipe rich! This is the perfect ending to a Easter lunch for chocolate lovers everywhere.

Stilton and Celery Soup

Stilton and Celery Soup

This Stilton and Celery Soup Recipe works brilliantly with any blue cheese or even a mixture and it tastes perfect with some good, crusty bread. Click here for more recipes

Mushroom, Goats' Cheese and Tarragon Tartlets

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Mushroom, Goats' Cheese and Tarragon Tartlets

Mushroom, goats' cheese and tarragon tartlets are a perfect dinner party recipe if you are entertaining vegetarians. Just check beforehand with guests, as some vegetarians will only eat vegetarian goats' cheese.

Marinated Roast Lamb

Marinated Roast Lamb

This is a great marinated roast lamb recipe which is better if you marinate the lamb overnight the day before.

Roast Loin of Pork with Crackling and Spicy Pear

Roast Loin of Pork with Crackling and Spicy Pear

This roast loin of pork with crackling and spicy pear recipe is a traditional British Sunday roast recipe with delicious crisp crackling. Take the pork out to rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Stuffed Turkey Breast with Wild Mushroom and Madeira

Stuffed Turkey Breast with Wild Mushroom and Madeira

Stuffing a whole breast is a great option for feeding a crowd - it cooks beautifully and is so easy to carve, plus any leftovers make a great sandwich. Serve this Stuffed Turkey Breast with Wild Mushroom and Madeira Recipe with Steamed spring greens and roast potatoes.

Herbed Loin of Lamb with Mint Sauce Recipe

Herbed Loin of Lamb with Mint Sauce Recipe

A very smart recipe for a Sunday lunch that takes surprisingly little effort. Serve this Herbed Loin of Lamb with Mint Sauce Recipe with Tenderstem broccoli and steamed new potatoes. Click here for more recipes

Wild mushroom and spinach lasagne recipe

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Wild mushroom and spinach lasagne recipe

If you're catering for veggies this Easter holiday, try this sumptuous wild mushroom and spinach lasagne recipe - we guarantee your guests will love it. Click here for more recipes

Chicken and Mustard Gratin Recipe

Chicken and Mustard Gratin Recipe

This is comfort food at its very best - richly flavoured and a doddle to make. Serve this Chicken and Mustard Gratin Recipe with a salad of chicory leaves drizzled with a little lemon juice, to counterbalance the richness of the gratin. Serve with a salad of chicory leaves drizzled with a little lemon juice, to counterbalance the richness of the gratin. Click here for more recipes

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Cider Vinegar Recipe

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Cider Vinegar Recipe

A pork recipe with a fruity twist. Serve this Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Cider Vinegar Recipe with buttery tagliatelle and peas. Click here for more recipes

Gorgeous girls fairycakes

Gorgeous girls fairycakes

Our mini gorgeous girls fairycakes recipe are just the thing for a special tea, gift or fundraising even.

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Pear and Almond Tart Recipe

Pear and Almond Tart Recipe

A perfect way to end a meal, this is light enough not to leave you feeling too full. Serve the Pear and Almond Tart Recipe warm, or allow it to cool to room temperature and serve with crème fraîche. It can be served the day after, when it will become chewier, but no less delicious. Keep it in an airtight container. Click here for more recipes