Easter Deliciousness

Sunday, 31 March 2013

I like Easter, Charlie has a few days off work, there's chocolate, booze and nothing in particular to do. It's like Christmas but without the stress and obligations.

I don't do a huge amount of cooking at Easter but I always make hot cross buns for Good Friday and something chocolatey. I do a roast on Easter day -chicken this year and something lemony for pudding.

Hot cross buns. Their crosses disappeared during baking. Maybe next year I'll make proper crosses.

Good Friday fish. Salmon with parsley garlic butter.


Salted Chocolate Nutella biscuits. These were inspired by this recipe. I didn't use the cookie recipe though preferring to keep it simple with my trusty fork biscuit recipe which I made a little thinner than usual and sprinkled with sea salt before baking.


Chocolate biscuit cake made with pistachios, dried cranberries and dried apricots.

Lemon curd pavlovas. I made some lemon curd earlier this week and thought how lovely, fresh and springlike it was, perfect for an Easter dessert. 


Now I must get back to my sock knitting, I'm halfway through the second one now. Such fun!
Happy Easter to you all.


26 comments:

  1. sounds like the perfect Easter to me! glad you are enjoying the sock knitting...i started knitting them this year too, and am quite the addict!

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  2. Love the way you put that - Christmas without the stress! Have a wonderful day. :)

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  3. Sounds like you are having the perfect weekend!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  4. Those hot cross buns look mighty tasty--I don't think they need the crosses! And I love the blossom picture. Still so cold and gray here. K x

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  5. Ha I chortled at your Hot Buns as mine were Hot Buns too, minus crosses. We watched Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry yesterday and I was mortified at how good looking Paul's buns were compared to mine (in every sense of that sentence!)

    We had beef and the lemon pudding from Annie's blog which was a revelation to us all. Brilliant. However, lemon curd pavlova ticks all my sweet boxes so that may be the next offering here at Gill Acres. Hope the rest of the holiday pans out as laid back, chocolatey and boozy for you.

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    1. Taste wins over appearance every time for me Lynne.

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  6. So delicious. I agree, Easter is exactly like Christmas without the stress. I love Easter.

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  7. Lovely, lovely food and blossom.

    Happy Easter Sue and family.

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  8. I do not want to see another glass of wine or roast potato or chocolate for a long time. It is a testament to how much I have eaten this weekend that I do not find any of your photos appealing. Except the blossom. Happy Easter, Ax

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  9. Some great recipes! Definitely like Christmas but without the stress.

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  10. I'm with Magic Bean - groaning from massive roast lamb dinner plus wine, choc etc at friend's house - absolutely delicious but don't think I can eat again until about Wednesday.

    However, have got friends popping in for tea on Tues afternoon, so might have to do the choc biscuits and cake. Thanks for the inspiration as usual.

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  11. Too much food here at my mum's too - we're all falling asleep! I am positively looking forward to a fast day.

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  12. Easter - 'Christmas without the stress' - a great marketing slogan! (And I agree - had whole family over today - 'twas a delight) Good luck with the second sock. X

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  13. Love the look of Easter at your house. Wish I could get those speckled eggs over here; they're so pretty. Happy Easter to all of you at The Quince Tree!

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  14. Happy Easter to you as well, Sue!

    Barb_in_GA

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  15. Lemon curd pavlova - must be gluten-free? Oh, yes please!

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    1. Absolutely gluten-free ;-)

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  16. Sue, this post of yours is fabulous. I love every close up and every one of your accompanying words.

    How I wish we had "Bank Holidays" over here in the States. After having both Saturday and Sunday off to enjoy Easter, how I would love to continue this tomorrow.

    Your lemon curd pavlova recipe is something I am going to have to try.

    When you next visit my site, you will see a familiar image at its end.

    xo

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  17. I was having the same conversation about how lovely and low-key Easter is compared to Christmas and Thanksgiving (here in the States). Enjoy your knitting. :-)

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  18. Hello ! I am doing a Blog hop & I've hopped from Used-to-bees. It's lovely here !
    oh those little eggs ! Thoroughlly enjoying a relaxed Easter here too.

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  19. That chocolate biscuit cake is going to get done here too.
    Hope you had a good one Sue.

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  20. It all looks delightful and delicious. Not being much of a cook (I way overcooked my ham and also my cream cheese stuffed carrot muffins although I salvaged them by soaking them in toasted walnut syrup and perhaps improved them). Thus, I gaze with such pleasure on all your delectable dishes. I am curious though about why you don't pipe your crosses on after baking the buns, just as you would ice cupcakes after taking them out of the oven and letting them cool.

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    1. I don't go in for piping icing Catnap and I don't much care for cupcakes. Hot cross buns traditionally have a thin pastry cross which I can't be bothered with either. I'm a lazy cook.

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  21. That pink blossom is stunning. I went out with my camera yesterday particularly looking for colour, but there was almost none to be had, and what there was wasn't accessible. Am also loving that chocolate biscuit cake. I could eat all of it.

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  22. Delicious photos, especially the salmon and the lemon curd pavlovas! :-P

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