I hope you are all well, and enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend- 4 days of bliss!
Sainsbury’s kindly sent me some Easter goodies to give me some ideas for a grown-up Easter weekend.
Those little Easter egglets didn’t last long- I loved the dark praline ones and Andy loved the white chocolate ones. He also enjoyed the wine- it would be perfect for taking on a picnic as it is only a little bottle.
The carrot cake was delicious (not a great photo as it was on its side in the box!)- I love carrot cake and this did not disappoint. I loved the chunks of nuts on top of the icing.
The gluten free hot cross buns were delicious- I have had some gluten free bread before which has ended up with more of a cake like texture, but this was really good and I am not sure I would be able to tell the difference.
I also enjoyed the Taste the Difference hot cross buns, with golden raisins and cranberries. I love hot cross buns with toppings- so again one was with coconut butter and (home-made) blackcurrant jam, and the other with lemon curd.
They are great for breakfast or to go alongside a cup of tea.
I also have a few Easter treats- I was given this cute rabbit (I have already eaten the little carrots), and I bought for us to share these gorgeous peanut butter filled eggs by Montezuma’s. They are amazing, and almost too good to share!
If I was to have a little Easter picnic meal, I think I would have something simple and savoury to start like avocado on toast.
(Proof that I don’t just eat sweet things!)
This was avocado on seeded bread, with some tomatoes and a little fresh basil.
Or maybe some hummus- I made this using the recipe in my new Oh She Glows cookbook, and added in a little pesto. Very tasty. Or a combination with hummus and avocado (matching my delicious waffle from last week)- yummy. Then it would be on to the chocolate- I have been saving the Easter egg for this!
If you have hot cross buns left, then I recommend making bread and butter pudding with them- we used to have a recipe card where you spread them with marmalade, cover with custard (you can make your own, or buy it fresh) and then bake. Very good indeed.
What are you up to this Bank Holiday weekend?
11 thoughts on “A grown up Easter”
Those egg lets sound delicious, as does the cake! I love that the gluten free range was just as good as the usual, how far free from products have come!
I know I think it is really impressive- my friend with coeliacs used to struggle so much for bread and things but there are so many good options now.
I love hot cross buns and haven’t had my fix yet! What a great idea to make them into a bread and butter pud 🙂
I tried to google the recipe but could not find it, but whatever recipe you usually use, just use them instead- mmm.
We’ve not had a whole lot of sweet stuff this Easter. We’ve stayed at home after a busy couple of weeks and I’ve been out marshaling and supporting at a couple of races over the weekend. Dan and I always buy each other an easter egg though and I’m looking forward to some of that for dessert tonight!
Enjoy your chocolate 🙂
Wow lots of Easter treats! I’ve had a very chilled easter weekend visiting home, we are going to see Wicked tonight which I’m really excited about.
Oh wow have an amazing time! We went to see Wicked a few years ago, and I didn’t know much about it but I loved it! 🙂
Mmm, PB eggs! Need these!
Yes, everyone does!!!
It’s so funny because I tend to focus so much on the chocolate at Easter I forget about yummy things like hot cross buns! I must buy some. I’d probably smother them with butter and jam I think. Mmmm.