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Find Easter recipes for entertaining and baking over the bank holiday weekend, from roast lamb with all the trimmings to classic bakes, including hot cross buns and simnel cake.

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  • One-pan lamb with hasselback potatoes served on a wooden platter

    One-pan lamb with hasselback potatoes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.17 ratings

    Enhance the flavour of roast lamb with herbs and garlic, or you could try slices of anchovy, slivers of chilli or nuggets of feta pushed into the slits

  • Triple chocolate & peanut butter layer cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.22 ratings

    Make a showstopping cake this Easter. Top chocolate sponge with peanut butter frosting, ganache drip, pretzel bark and chocolate eggs for a divine dessert

  • Roast leg of lamb with garlic & watercress butter served on a serving plate

    Roast leg of lamb with garlic & watercress butter

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Season a leg of lamb with our watercress and garlic butter for a new take on spring lamb. Parmesan breadcrumbs also add a lovely crunch and depth of flavour

  • Make-ahead parmesan Yorkshire puddings served in a dish

    Make-ahead parmesan Yorkshire puddings

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Add parmesan to traditional Yorkshire puddings and take this Sunday roast side dish to a new level. Make them ahead and freeze them for up to three months

  • Cheesy green veg gratin served in a casserole dish

    Cheesy green veg gratin

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Jazz up cauliflower cheese with green broccoli and spinach, and a cheddar and chive sauce. Be sure to use the cauliflower leaves, too, for extra flavour

  • Easter simnel cake served on a cake stand

    Easter simnel cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.44 ratings

    Bake this classic Easter simnel cake. Top with 11 balls of marzipan – said to represent 11 of Jesus’s disciples, leaving off Judas – or with spring flowers

  • Slow cooker leg of lamb on a plate

    Slow cooker leg of lamb

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.24 ratings

    Cook a leg of lamb in the slow cooker and be rewarded with tender meat that melts in the mouth. Enjoy with mashed potatoes and steamed veg

  • Leek & globe artichoke pie served on a plate

    Leek & globe artichoke pie

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make this Greek-inspired pie as a centrepiece dish for a special occasion. Encased in fabulous filo pastry, it's packed with leeks, artichokes and cheese

  • Charred courgette, lemon & goat’s cheese galette served on a chopping board

    Charred courgette, lemon & goat’s cheese galette

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Bake this galette for a veggie main course with the wow factor. The pastry has a lovely nutty flavour that pairs well with the creamy goat’s cheese topping

  • Cavolo nero, mushroom, potato & fontina strudel with a slice cut out

    Cavolo nero, mushroom, potato & fontina strudel

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Impress with this cavolo nero, mushroom, potato and fontina strudel encased in golden filo pastry. If you don't have fontina, comté or gruyère also work well

  • Spring sharing board served on a plate

    Spring sharing board

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make this veg-laden, mix-and-match sharing board as a starter. Prep it ahead, swap out anything you’re less keen on and add meats or smoked fish, if you like

  • Greek roast lamb

    Greek roast lamb

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.62 ratings

    If spring is in the air you don't want to be slaving over a hot oven, so make the most of seasonal lamb the easy way with this lazy roast

  • Duck egg sponge cake

    Duck egg sponge cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.25 ratings

    Duck eggs make this sponge extra light and fluffy - cover in a rich buttercream for a showstopping Easter bake or stunning birthday cake

  • No-peel braised carrots served in a dish

    No-peel braised carrots

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Don’t waste time peeling and chopping carrots – just braise baby carrots with butter, sugar and fennel seeds for the perfect side dish

  • Crispiest ever roast potatoes served in a bowl

    Crispiest ever roast potatoes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.25 ratings

    Make soggy potatoes a thing of the past with this clever recipe. You'll end up with roasties that have a fluffy middle and golden, crisp exterior

  • Hot cross buns on a baking tray

    Hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.244 ratings

    Follow master baker Paul Hollywood's ultimate step-by-step guide to creating perfectly decorated fruit buns

  • Egg-shaped biscuits decorated with icing and jammy centres

    Easter biscuits

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Bake our easy Easter biscuits then choose from two options to decorate them – or you can halve the amounts of jam and icing sugar and make both

  • Easter hot chocolate in a mug with marshmallows and mini eggs as a topping

    Easter hot chocolate

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Use up leftover chocolate from Easter eggs to make an indulgent hot chocolate. Top with squirty cream and marshmallows for a truly decadent drink

  • Lamb & shallot gravy served in a small jug

    Lamb & shallot gravy

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make this lamb and shallot gravy ahead of time and freeze for up to three months, so your gravy won't be left to the last minute. It's divine with roast lamb

  • Loaf cake with cream cheese frosting and carrots on plate with knife

    Carrot patch cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.32 ratings

    Bake a simple and stunning carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for an afternoon tea or mid-morning treat. It tastes even better a day or two later

  • Herby spring chicken pot pie in a casserole dish

    Herby spring chicken pot pie

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.52 ratings

    Minimise your washing-up with this delicious one-pan chicken pie with spinach and herbs and topped with crispy filo pastry. It's ideal for busy weeknights

  • Spring chicken pot pie served in a pie dish

    Spring chicken pot pie

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 ratings

    Celebrate Easter with this spring chicken pot pie. It's kinder on your wallet than the traditional roast lamb, and equally enjoyable

  • Traybake with icing and marzipan cut into slices on baking paper

    Lemon drizzle simnel slices

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.15 ratings

    Lemon drizzle meets almondy simnel cake in this Easter traybake. It's a fruity treat that you can slice and serve with ease when entertaining

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