Hands up if you’re looking forward to the long weekend? Yip, me too!
With a massive four days off to look forward to, Easter is the perfect time to get into a bit of baking – whether you have friends coming over, kids to entertain or are simply looking for a creative way to use up some of those leftover Easter eggs (if there’s ever such a thing!).
To help make life a little easier for you this long weekend, I’ve rounded up my five absolute ‘must-try’ Easter recipes – from cheesecake and cupcakes to truffles and fudge, there’s bound to be something to get you inspired.
Happy Easter – and enjoy!
This Creme Egg cheesecake is undoubtedly one of my favourite cheesecakes – the base is rich and chocolately, the filling smooth, flavoursome, creamy and – of course – packed with mini Creme Eggs. Top that off with generous swirls of milk chocolate whipped cream and a mound of chopped mini Creme eggs and you’re left with one of the best desserts ever.
These adorable bunny truffles are great for making with kids over the long weekend – let’s be honest, what’s not to love about transforming basic Oreo truffles into super cute Easter bunnies? All you need is some mini-marshmallows, white sprinkles and, if you want to draw little bunny-feet, an edible marker.
This idea comes from the wonderful Raspberri Cupcakes – and it really is an amazing idea. These delicious individual chilled cheesecakes are packaged up inside a chocolate egg shell and look absolutely gorgeous. Plus there’s no baking involved, the recipe is quick and easy and the finished desserts are heavenly Good, huh?
This is one truly decadent recipe and an absolute dream for chocolate-lovers. Imagine a creamy, soft chocolate fudge made with a block and a half of milk eating chocolate, stuffed with chopped mini Creme Eggs and finished with a scattering of even more chopped mini Creme Eggs. Yeah, it’s amazing.
A few years ago I got together with Lydia from Lydia Bakes to create these rather special hot cross surprise cupcakes. They really are true Easter decadence – not only do you get an Easter egg, icing and lollies to feast on, you still have a beautifully fluffy, spiced cupcake to enjoy. Magic!