Easter is a great time for dining together - all the fun of a special occasion family meal, without the hassle of presents or frigid winter temperatures (we hope.)
This year, Easter falls on 5 April, and while it doesn't involve the same intensive effort as Christmas, there are still plenty of crowd-pleasing recipes you can work on during the long Easter weekend if you've got family and friends to feed.
And if you happen to have a special Easter recipe that you make every year that we don't have listed, please share your recipe so we can all have a go.
Sick of Easter eggs? Expand your confectionary horizons this Easter with these recipe ideas - great to make with the kids over the break, or to give as a gift.
|Simnel cake||Spicy Easter biscuits||Chocolate nests|
|Hot cross buns||Orange Easter bunny biscuits||Chocolate Easter fudge
|Iced Easter biscuits||Lemon drizzle cake||Easter cupcakes|
Easter lunch recipes
For many, Easter's not complete without a lovely leg of lamb. Here we've got some show-stopper recipes for those who love to eat traditionally on the holiday, plus some alternatives to red meat too.
|Greek lamb||Mango glazed leg of lamb||Warm salmon and spinach salad|
|Salmon with parmesan crust||Passover lamb stew||Spanakopita
A while back we invited master baker Dan Lepard into MNHQ for a webchat and bake day to make hot cross buns and answer questions about yeast, breads and baking. The results were legendarily brilliant, so we bring them out every year at about this time.
Hot cross buns recipe by Dan Lepard (with step-by-step photos).
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