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Easter Round the Corner

Easter Eggs

In the run up to Easter enjoy some of the favourite dishes including lovely hot cross buns, simnel cakes and new season Spring lamb. Oh, and don't forget the chocolate.

Easter Recipes
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Easter Sunday Breakfast

Sunday April 20, 2014
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Welsh Pancakes - Crempog

With friends here for the Easter weekend, breakfast is an extra special affair today. Time to read the papers or simply linger round the table chatting makes a welcome change from breakfast on a busy working day.

It is probably the time for a Full English Breakfast but as we are having a full on Sunday Lunch today I fancy something a bit different. Am thinking maybe a stack of delicious Crempog - Welsh Pancakes or American Pancakes which can be served almost the same way as a full English with some crispy bacon. Yum.

I can always make a scaled down full breakfast on an English Muffin with a slice of bacon or a sausage and a large spoonful of scrambled egg, maybe Eggs Benedict? Or I can sit here thinking and we'll end up with nothing. Pancakes it is.

Now is the Time for Hot Cross Buns - My Easy Recipe

Friday April 18, 2014

Today, Good Friday, is the day to eat Hot Cross Buns.

The buns are marked with a cross and were originally eaten by the Saxons to honour their goddess Eostre - it is thought the bun represented the moon and the cross the moon's quarters. To Christians, the cross symbolizes the crucifixion.

This recipe is a quicker, lighter - and somewhat easier - recipe than my traditional one, both are delicious, just depends on how much time you have.

QUICK TIP: Make a large batch and after baking keep some back to eat warm with lots of butter and freeze the rest.

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Chocolate Brownies for Easter

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Get ready for Easter and bring on the chocolate. Got some serious baking to do for the weekend and making a start with a Chocolate and Nut Brownie. I am going to cook up a batch today which will hopefully see us through the weekend, somehow I have my doubts.

 brownies for Easter

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Perfect for Easter - Welsh Cider Baked Ham

Tuesday April 15, 2014

A baked ham at Easter is now as traditional as at Christmas. There are many variations out there, I love this one made using Welsh Cider. I used a particularly lovely Welsh Cider for this recipe from Rosies Cider in Llandegla North Wales, you can of course use any of your favourite dry ciders.

 Baked Ham Recipe

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