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Easter Recipes

 
 

Put a new spin on Easter this year. Pack the baskets with outside the
box treats, and watch them all disappear. As if inspired by all those
colourful, creative eggs, these wonderfully snackable Easter recipes
range from traditionally delicious sweets to inventive savoury bites.

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Easter Tips

  • When planning your menu, think “variety.” Serve foods with an assortment of colours, flavours and textures.
  • If serving cold dips, make them one or two days ahead of time. Not only will this reduce your kitchen prep duties on the day of your holiday gathering, but also the flavours of the dips will improve with the overnight refrigeration time.
  • Separate your sides into “make ahead” and “day of” recipes Check individual recipes for exact instructions for finishing off your dish in the oven.
  • Seasonal fruits not only make great desserts, but can also make beautiful springtime centerpieces for your Easter table.  For a monochromatic theme, choose fruits that are of a similar colour palate and place in a large bowl.  For example, lemons or oranges have warm and festive colours for the season.  Gather small oranges, kumquats or lemons.  Arrange in a large clear glass bowl with some fresh greenery, and voila!...a simple and fresh centerpiece.
  • Quick breads and muffins are a nice additions to an Easter buffet. They can be made weeks in advance and frozen. 
  • It’s easy to adapt your favourite cake recipe to make Easter cupcakes. Generally, cake recipes will make 16-24 cupcakes. Fill cupcake liners no more than 2/3 full and reduce baking time to 15-20 minutes.
  • Use the low end of the recommended baking time to check your Easter cupcakes for doneness. Stick a toothpick into 2 or 3 cupcakes located in different areas of the pan: if the toothpick comes out clean, the cupcakes are done!
  • For the drama of a cake with the ease of serving cupcakes, try an Easter cupcake “tree”. You will instantly transform your cupcakes into an interesting arrangement.
  • Use a bakery box or a plastic cupcake carrier to easily easy transport your Easter cupcakes.