Chocolate pancakes, warm hot cross buns, eggs drenched in hollandaise… how do you like to indulge on Easter Sunday? Check out our favourite ideas, including homemade brioche (it’s easier than you think), chocolate checkerboard hot cross buns and Simnel tear ’n’ share buns.


Next, check out our best Easter cupcake ideas, 10 ways with roast lamb, top 10 Easter bread recipes and how to host a perfect Easter.

1. Easy Easter brioche


Perfect with coffee (or dipping into hot chocolate), our easy Easter brioche can be made with or without a food processor. A slice of this sugar-crusted pillowy bread with butter and apricot jam is just the ticket for Easter Sunday morning.

2. Gordon’s eggs benedict

Eggs benedict with loads of hollandaise

Easter feasting is all about eggs, be them chocolate or otherwise. This classic eggs benedict recipe comes from Gordon Ramsay and involves topping toasted muffins with poached eggs, homemade hollandaise and slices of Parma ham. Irresistible.

3. Chocolate chip pancakes

A table set with plates of chocolate chip pancakes and cups of tea

Start your chocolate-themed brunch with a stack of chocolate chip pancakes. They’re so easy to make (no separating of eggs required) and taste best warm, with extra chocolate chips and a mountain of whipped cream.

4. Full English shakshuka


Streaky bacon, chipolatas, cherry tomatoes, buttery mushrooms, haricot beans and eggs, all cooked together in a fiery tomato sauce, with plenty of hot buttered toast on the side. This Full English shakshuka will set you up for the whole of Easter Sunday.

5. Chocolate checkerboard hot cross buns


These chocolate checkerboard hot cross buns are as fun as they are delicious. Arrange your dark chocolate orange buns and white chocolate cherry buns in a checkerboard pattern before baking, then tear and share at the table. Delicious toasted with lightly salted butter.

6. Flatbreads with brunch-style eggs

A baked egg dish with flatbreads on the side

Did you know that you only need flour, water and a little oil to make flatbreads? Our vegetarian flatbreads with brunch-style eggs is so simple that the kids can help make it. The bread is perfect for mopping up the cheesy, creamy tomato sauce that the eggs cook in.

7. Simnel share ’n’ tear buns

Fresh buns with icing on top

Is it a Chelsea bun? A hot cross bun? Or a Simnel cake? Either way, we can’t do without these lemony Simnel share ‘n’ tear buns, filled with a buttery mixed spice paste that’s studded with marzipan and dried fruit. Serve warm at the table and let the family dig in.

8. Chocolate & banana French toast

A tower of chocolate French toast

Imagine this: a crusty white bread sandwich filled with milk chocolate and sliced banana, drenched in a creamy maple syrup mix, then fried in foaming butter until crisp and golden. Does Easter brunch get any more indulgent than our chocolate & banana French toast recipe?

9. Smoked salmon coddled eggs

Cobbled eggs with toast soldiers on the side

Tom Kerridge’s recipe for smoked salmon coddled eggs ticks all the boxes for an indulgent East brunch. Crack an egg into a ramekin, drizzle with double cream, then top with velvety smoked salmon and gruyère cheese. Bake until the yolks are runny and serve with sourdough soldiers.

10. Chocolate-filled pancakes with caramelised banana


Indulge in an epic Easter Sunday brunch with our towering stack of fluffy American-style pancakes, stuffed with chocolate hazelnut spread and topped with caramelised banana slices, a glug of maple syrup and toasted hazelnuts.


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