Easy Recipes for Easter treats

With Easter just around the corner I found myself reminiscing to when I was younger and some of the fond memories I had growing up around Easter time. It wasn’t long before I found myself remembering coming home to some delicious aromas emanating from the kitchen where the lamb was gently roasting and some left over hot cross buns had been turned into a fantastic desert. This little trip down memory lane convinced me to make some of these easy recipes again for my family and thought I would share a couple of them with you to try out for yourselves.


If you want to make Roast Lamb with an Apricot Glaze you will need:


  • 2-2·4kg leg of lamb
  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • 4 tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 125g dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

One of the reason I like this easy recipe is its simplicity as all you need to do is preheat the oven to gas 6, (200°C, fan 180°C). Put the lamb into a large roasting tin and rub the meat with the olive oil. Season well and roast for 1½ hours. While this is cooking, put the apricots in a bowl; cover them with boiling water and leave to stand for 1 hour before draining and blitzing in a food processor along with the honey, ginger and fresh mint. Next carefully remove the leg of lamb from the oven and spread the apricot glaze over the top. Return the lamb to the oven for 30 minutes, until the topping is bubbling and sticky. Remember to remove the meat from the oven and cover loosely with foil and allow to stand for 20 minutes before carving. Delicious!


Stuck for what to do with the left over hot cross buns? Why not turn them into hot cross bread and butter pudding by simply taking


  • 6 hot cross buns
  • 25g of butter
  • 75g or chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 tbsp of caster sugar,

Heat the oven to 170c, 150c Fan, 325F, gas 3. Cut the hot cross buns in half and butter the cut sides, sprinkle with half of the chocolate chips, sandwich together again and place in a baking dish. Beat the egg, milk and sugar together and pour over. Scatter with the remaining chocolate chips and bake for 30-35 minutes until just set.


Easy recipes, Simple recipes but wholesome family cooking

About the Author:

I've been with the company for many years and started off working around different hotels however when I am not working I love spending time with my family taking in the amazing sights of the English Riviera. Living in an Urban Geopark area allows for some amazing sea kayaking around different bays whenever I get chance.

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