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!
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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