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Easy Easter Recipes and Decor
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.
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.
Don't forget the serviettes. I use bright blue paper napkins.
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 food is a wonderful mix of oriental and European dishes, cooked using different methods with fresh ingredients, easy to make and delightful.
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!
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
Super Easy Easter Cake
- Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Vanilla Icing
- Small Easter Eggs
- 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 .
- Spread the icing over the top two-thirds of the cake. Swirl the icing upwards as you spread to give it a nestlike appearance.
- Fill the space at the hole with little Easter eggs.
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