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Easy Easter Recipes and Decor

Updated on September 15, 2014

What's on your Easter Table?

Easter calls for festive food to celebrate the joyous occasion with your family.It's a time to use your best china and decorate the table with flowers.

There are different traditional Easter meals all over the world but, where I come from, The Easter dinner is one of lamb and of celebratory breads. Followed by a cake!

Here's an Easter Menu from my kitchen.and ideas for a decorative table.

Max Klingensmith

Lay a Pretty Table for Easter

Take a gaily coloured tablecloth, yellow is wonderful for Easter, and place a bright runner down the centre.

Decorate (on the runner) with natural elements like small rocks, decorative eggs, moss, etc.

Make a centrepiece from a small glass vase inside another vase. Fill the space in between the two vases with jelly beans. Pour a few inches of water into the inner vase to hold some Springtime blooms.

Mix and match dishes, patterned and coloured among the plain white.

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Don't forget the serviettes. I use bright blue paper napkins.

Get this pretty wicker Easter Egg Basket Table Top Decoration

Lamb Roast Variations

Easter means lamb in my family.

My own favourite is the Greek style lamb recipe, at least we call it so in Australia. It uses lemon, oregano and oil for a fresh and flavoursome taste. Served with Greek Salad, it's perfect whether your Easter is in Spring or in Autumn.

You may prefer Lamb with Rosemary or the smaller Lamb Loin roast. Whatever style of cooking you choose for the lamb dinner, don't forget your side dishes.

Classic Roast Lamb

Greek Style Lamb Classic Roast

Greek food is a wonderful mix of oriental and European dishes, cooked using different methods with fresh ingredients, easy to make and delightful.

Lamb with Rosemary Classic Roast

I can think of nothing better than sitting down to a dish of sweet roast lamb, crisp on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside.

Cakes, Buns and Bread

Easter isn't Easter without some special baked delights for the dinner table.

Cakes of course, but they don't have to be fancy - cupcakes with passionfruit or lemon icing, dotted with bright sprinkles, are just as enticing as a three layer Black Forest cake.

Why not try your hand at some traditional Easter Bread? .And don't forget the Hot Cross Buns!

Wilton Step-by-Step Bunny Pan
Wilton Step-by-Step Bunny Pan

Can't you just see this cake on your table?

Invite the Easter Bunny over Contoured like a rabbit's head with big, perky ears and plump cheeks, the aluminum pan comes with complete instructions

 

Beautiful Birds Nest Cake

Not for one minute am I pretending that I'm going to make a cake like this Birdnest beauty!

I will be making a more modest cake which I can put together, with the assistance of my small granddaughter, in under half an hour.

Or I'll just buy a Chocolate Bundt Cake and transform it into an Easter Cake


Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4 - 6

Super Easy Easter Cake

  • Chocolate Bundt Cake
  • Vanilla Icing
  • Small Easter Eggs

Instructions

  1. Put the cake on a plate. Take a narrow glass and carefully place it, upside down, so that it fits snugly inside the cake's centre hole .
  2. Spread the icing over the top two-thirds of the cake. Swirl the icing upwards as you spread to give it a nestlike appearance.
  3. Fill the space at the hole with little Easter eggs.
Cast your vote for Simple Birds Nest Cake

The kids love this

Chocolate Easter Egg Cake

This spectacular cake has such a look of sheer decadence and it's so easy to puttogether it makes you laugh.

Slather chocolate icing over a cake and arrange some Easter Eggs.

The littlies always go for this one in a big way. Adults find it pretty appealing too

Easter Bread Video

© 2011 Susanna Duffy

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      Glendame 

      5 years ago

      Ooooooh I like the Bundt cake recipe for Easter!

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      I usually get a ham to cook for Easter dinner.

    • justholidays profile image

      justholidays 

      6 years ago

      Our Easter menu is quite simple this year. It'll consist in roasted lamb, boiled potatoes and some veggies (still have to think about which ones). Maybe an Easter egg made out of chocolate as dessert. Hm... Can't wait for the strict diet to come to an end and profit from your excellent Easter recipe ideas!

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      AJ 

      6 years ago from Australia

      I love celebrating special events with delicious food and beautiful tables. Happy Easter and Easter Blessings.

    • CamelliaPenny profile image

      Perrin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Great lens! I love the chocolate Easter egg cake. I did a lens on setting the table for Easter, and I love the picture of the table that you used!

    • myEZrecipes profile image

      myEZrecipes 

      6 years ago

      Greek salad is a great dish to include in my Easter menu. It will pair well with the lemon bars I have planned for dessert. :-) Thanks for the great ideas.

    • KateHonebrink profile image

      KateHonebrink 

      6 years ago

      Why did I read this lens when I haven't eaten dinner yet?! Everything looks so YUMMY, especially the cakes!!!!! Super lens - love it!

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      Jules Corriere 

      6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      I really like the bird nest cake-- the elaborate one, and also the one that I think I could do! Thanks for sharing some terrific ideas. Congratulations on making the monster board for top 20 Easter Decorations . Blessed.

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      Clairissa 

      6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      So cute, I love that bird nest cake too!

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      sousababy 

      6 years ago

      Yeah, love that birds nest cake!

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