Easter is almost here, and there's no doubt you'll want to impress family and friends with the best celebration yet. Browse through our delicious Easter recipe ideas, discover helpful cooking tips in our how-to food videos, find fun Easter crafts for the kids, and learn how to put together the prefect spring flower arrangement. Read on for top tips on having the best Easter celebration ever.
Our best Easter recipes, decor and craft ideas
Easter brunch for 8
Put flavours of the sunny south on your holiday table with Cheddar Chive Biscuits, Ham Hock Hash and our Creamy Lemon Meringue Pie.
Elegant Easter dinner menu for 8
Celebrate Easter with these five Easter dinner recipes, light and lively with the flavours of spring.
Make-ahead Easter menu for 6
Enjoy this delicious, make-ahead menu of Easter recipes at midday or in the evening.
Salads and side dishes
Asparagus Mimosa Salad
Tender-crisp asparagus with a colourful egg, olive and artichoke garnish makes a beautiful presentation. Drizzling the vinaigrette just prior to serving ensures bright green, crisp asparagus.
Roasted Carrots and Radishes With Dill Butter
Roasting may not be the first thing that comes to mind when dealing with radishes, but these crunchy roots turn deliciously sweet and mild when cooked this way. You can also switch up the flavour by using 2 tbsp fresh thyme instead of the dill.
Spinach Sauté With Roasted Garlic and Pine Nuts
If the garlic is roasted in advance, this iron-rich side dish can be made while the hens are resting. It may seem like a large amount of spinach, however, it will wilt dramatically when cooked.
Green Pea Purée
Vibrant and fresh pea purée will brighten up any menu. Frozen peas make this a quick and easy side dish.
Italian Easter Soup
Homemade chicken stock poured over egg and Parmesan–dipped toasts makes a lovely, delicate dish.
Artichoke-Stuffed Pork Loin With Lemony Roasted Root Vegetables
Stuffing a roast makes the meat flavourful, juicy and a guaranteed showstopper. Substitute mozzarella or Fontina cheese for Gouda if you wish.
Roasted Stuffed Cornish Hens
This recipe is simple and makes a nice, moist rice-based stuffing. It takes less time to bake than a large bird and there is no carving. Just cut each hen in half and arrange over the mounded stuffing.
Roast Leg of Lamb with Red Wine Jus
Your guests will be asking for seconds after a taste of this delicious roast lamb.
Sausage, Bacon and Green Onion Frittata
Cut this thick baked frittata into wedges for an entrée or into diamonds for simple, delicious finger food.
Angel Food Cake With Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Cream
This classic cake is a sweet ending to a lovely dinner any time of year. If you like, garnish it with curls of lemon rind. A citrus zester with a channel cutter makes this easy. To serve, cut it with a serrated knife.
Creamy Two-Layer Citrus Tart
Everyone will be asking for the recipe for this creamy and refreshing dessert. For the most vibrant flavour, be sure to use fresh fruit, not packaged juice.
Creamy Lemon Meringue Pie
Around Easter, a lemony pie is usually the most requested recipe on our website. This combination of creamy filling and fluffy meringue topping will have guests asking for the recipe.
Greek Easter Bread
Want to satisfy your sweet tooth? Follow our step by step instructions for making this traditional Greek sweet bread recipe.
Hot Cross Buns
One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns. Save a penny and make hot cross buns for everyone who loves the heavenly spice fragrance of this traditional currant-studded Easter treat.
Easter Egg Cookies
Glaze these with pastel colours or pipe names on them to use as place cards. Cream of tartar makes these cookies crisp, while the icing sugar makes them tender
Helpful video how-tos
How to make Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts
These pretty Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts will be a hit on your dessert table. Watch how easy they are to put together, and see Food Director Annabelle Waugh demonstrate how simple it is to make meringue.
How to butterfly a pork loin
Food Director Annabelle Waugh demonstrates how easy it is to butterfly and tie a pork loin.
How to make perfect pie pastry
Whether you're preparing for a holiday meal or just making a mid-week treat you're guaranteed to impress with this perfectly flaky pie crust. And it's easy as pie.
How to make heavenly cheesecake
This decadent cheesecake recipe is easy to whip up so you and your family can enjoy an after-dinner treat any night of the week.
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