It’s that time of year when everything starts to look more positive again. From fresh, spring produce to longer evenings and warmer weather on the horizon (optimism, people), not to mention the Easter break just around the corner, our energy and optimism are making a comeback and we’re ready for some (tr)Easter eatings!
From the most succulent of lamb to rich, chocolate filled desserts and bright, flavour packed leftovers, we’re giving you the lowdown on an Easter feast that won’t rock the shell of your bank balance. Ready?
5 tasty tips for an Easter feast on a budget
1) Give expensive cuts of meat and long cooking times the cold shoulder.
Mix up your traditional leg of lamb this Easter Sunday and nudge your way into cooking a shoulder cut instead. Combine yours with sweet potatoes, leeks, fresh green beans and our mouthwatering stuffing
, add to your pressure cooker
and cook until the meat is tender and falling off the bone perfection. Click here
for the full, one pot recipe and get ready to baaaa-ffle your guests. *sheepish shrug*,
2) Egg-cellent homemade Easter eggs!
Forget the cheap, hollow finds in your local corner shop, homemade eggs are the key to cracking a tasty treat. Pick up an inexpensive egg mould
, some good quality chocolate (usually on offer around Easter), melt it down, fill up those moulds and now, for the fun part!
Lay your chocolate egg shells on a washable, clean surface
, grab yourself a whisk
and some melted white chocolate and coloured icing and unleash your inner Picasso (tip: they also make perfect presents on a budget- just wrap in cellophane and a bow)!,
3) Love your leftover chocolate a choco-lot...
On the off-chance that you actually have leftover chocolate sitting around (what’s your secret?), don’t let it go to waste, bring it back to life in a traybake classic that the whole family will love!
Grab some staples like digestive biscuits, butter, hazelnuts and your chocolate and combine with some tasty extras like mini eggs or marshmallows thrown in for extra sweet measure, add to our baking tray
, push down and refrigerate to set. They’re sure to rocky your road... Full recipe here.
4) Waste not, want not with your lamb leftovers
Give your lamb leftovers a spicy new lease of flavour life with a delicious dinner on a budget! This Leftover Lamb Rogan Josh Curry
is bursting with flavours, spices and goodness and is mainly made with store cupboard essentials, so it’s purse friendly too. Grab your frying pan
and get cooking! Top tip: it makes the perfect lunch leftovers too (you might have to fight for some, though)...,
5) Finally, cross a classic off the list!
Easter wouldn’t be Easter without a warm, freshly baked hot cross bun smothered in butter….😋 Check out the recipe here
for an easy way to bake away the day, little kitchen helpers welcome! Oh, and don’t forget the baking sheet