Celebrating a Family Easter with M&S

The Easter weekend is here and I for one can’t wait to smash open those Easter eggs and enjoy a bit of family down time. Having said that, I feel like we’ve been celebrating Easter for a while now because we’ve been working with the lovely team at M&S on a family Easter feature.

I was so excited (or should that be eggsited? – sorry, too much?) when they asked me to come up with some Easter recipes to share on their website. Working with Marks & Spencer is always fun but this brief was extra special because as you all know I’m a massive chocoholic and for me (and my big girls) Easter is all about the chocolate eggs!

Our family Easter treats with Marks and Spencer

The first recipe that I came up with was for Hot Cross Bun French Toast. We love pancakes and french toast in this house, so the idea of using hot cross buns to make french toast seemed perfect. This year M&S have a wide variety of flavours from luxury traditional hot cross buns to Marmalade, Salted Caramel and Chocolate and Blueberry to name a few. I tried this recipe-idea on many of them and it worked beautifully every time!

My second thought was my mum’s Honey and Mint Leg of Lamb. This is a dish my mum has made for years and years – in fact for as long as I can remember. The lamb is cooked low and slow, covered with a honey and mint glaze and tastes absolutely delicious. I make this every year on Easter Sunday, usually served with new potatoes and spring greens. It’s super quick and easy to prep, making the gaze and spooning it on to the lamb takes just a moment and all you need to do then is pop it in the oven for a few hours while you enjoy some egg hunting fun with the family.

Of course, as this was a family friendly post I wanted to get the girls involved with the cooking fun too. I asked them to pick their favourite chocolate recipe and they both (without any hesitation) shouted “corn flake cakes!”. So this is what we’ll doing with our left-over easter egg chocolate this year…

For all the recipes and more details on our Easter traditions click here to read the full feature on the Marks & Spencer website.

Happy Easter x

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  1. April 6, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    Ahhh looks and sounds like you had such a great Easter together. It kinda of passed us by this year with both kids so ill at the start of half term. Those treats all those treats so so scrummy yummy lucky you guys. M&S is fab. #wrc

  2. April 6, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Ah M&S do the best food! We melt down left over Easter eggs to make rice crispy cakes. It’s insane the amount of chocolate mine get given 🙈😂 xx

  3. April 8, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    omg hot cross bun French toast in a genius idea I am so going to try this and lamb is my favourite roast ever there is nothing better than having a leg of lamb in the over and looking forward to a delicious family roast x

  4. April 9, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    Oh wow, that all looks amazing! I can’t choose a favourite as they are all look delicious. xx

  5. April 10, 2018 / 8:58 am

    Hot cross bun French toast sounds amazing! We always make chocolate cornflake Easter nests too – it’s something I did as a child and now my girls love to do it too.

  6. April 15, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    YUM — I love M&S food department — that French toast does sound good!! I’m so fed up of Easter though now — it was two weekends ago and we still have LOADS of chocolate left!!! I’ve just shovelled down a packet of mini eggs — and I’m now working my way through the egg they came in. Nightmare — I have NO shut off switch where chocolate is concerned. I’m so greedy! Tomorrow is the last day of the school holidays and I’m going to melt it all down and make rice crispy cakes!!! 🙂 xx