Cutting two working weeks short by a day and providing children and adults alike with a carte blanche to indulge in a day dedicated to chocolate, the only thing better than a weekend is Easter weekend. Thankfully, it is nearly upon us and this is fabulous news for those of us who choose to spend our spare time in the kitchen.
Easter weekend is the perfect time to get the family around, cook up a feast fit for the occasion and craft decadent desserts to savour. With our collection of perfect Easter recipes from top chefs and food lovers, we have you covered from sinful breakfasts to kick off the weekend to ridiculously good roasts and of course, drool worthy chocolate desserts and bakes.
Chocolate, lamb and chocolate again – is there a more delicious time of the year?
Hot Cross Bun French Toast Recipe from M&S
Cocu Nutella on Sourdough Toast Recipe by Chef Emilia Rowan
Nutella-Inspired Pancakes Recipe by Catherine Buggy
Watercress Soup with Soft Poached Egg Recipe by Marcus Wareing
Crispy Egg with Asparagus, Hazelnut and Watercress Recipe by Chef Gareth Smith
Beetroot, Fennel and Orange Salad by Chef Gareth Mullins
Rack of Lamb Recipe by Catherine Fulvio for Siúcra
Roasted Lamb Noisette Recipe by Kevin Dundon
Wildflower and Herb Rubbed Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe by Imen McDonnell
Chocolate Pecan Brownie Trifle with Orange Blossom Cream Recipe by Clodagh McKenna
Chocolate Celebration Cake from The Cultured Club Cookbook
Little Chocolate Pots Recipe by Johnny Shepherd
Mini Bailey’s Chocolate Cheesecakes Recipe by Karyn Ryan
Chocolate Praline Meringie Gateaux by Chef Shane Smith
Pistachio, White Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies Recipe by Darina Coffey
Chocolate Beetroot Cake Recipe with a Dark Chocolate Glaze by The Flour Artist
Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe by Neven Maguire
Scotch Creme Egg Recipe by Hazel Sheehan
Mini Easter Egg Cake Recipe by Anna-Jane Kingston
For more delicious Easter recipes and inspiration check out our Recipe Section, with hundreds of delectable dishes to try.