Eggcellent easter menu ideas

Enjoy these eggcellent Easter recipes for entertaining over the long weekend, including easy brunch platters, slow roasted lamb and new twists on some Easter favourites. And who knows – one of these could become your new Easter tradition. Hop to it!

Delicious brunch platter spread out on table.

Photo: New World

Easter brunch platters

Who doesn’t love a good platter? New World have popped together a few great Easter brunch themed platter ideas that will be sure to keep even the fussiest of guests happy.

Easter Brunch Grazing Platter

Easter Brunch Platter

Hot cross buns as French toast with banana and bacon.
Photo: Dole NZ

Hot Cross Bun French Toast

Get creative this Easter, transforming an Easter favourite into French toast and served with bananas, bacon and maple syrup.

Bunny Easter eggs filled with a milkshake.
Photo: Just a Mum's Kitchen

Easy chocolate Easter bunny milkshakes

Hardly a recipe at all but a fun idea to try with the kids this Easter! 

Beetroot cured salmon served with with zesty mayonnaise.
Photo: Dish Magazine

Beetroot cured salmon with zesty mayonnaise

This vibrant cured salmon packs a punch in both appearance and flavour; a modern classic perfect for serving as canapés or a starter. This one needs a bit of time for the curing process but is definitely worth the wait for salmon fans.

Slow roasted leg of lamb with vine ripened tomatoes.
Photo: Dish Magazine
Easter slow roast lamb

We can’t wait to try this slow roast lamb recipe from Sarah Tuck this Easter. It’s absolutely drool worthy. Beautifully tender lamb with rosemary, garlic and vine tomatoes, this dish will be the star of your Easter dinner table.

Fish cakes on a plate with slices of lemon and tartare sauce.
Photo: Fresh

Classic fish cakes

A classic fish cake recipe to wow the crowd! Perfect side or for a light dinner after a full day of eating.

Jamie Oliver's proper scotch eggs served with pickle.
Photo: Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver’s Proper Scotch eggs

Scotch eggs, may not be your go to Easter dish… but why not? They’ve been a staple in Kiwi kitchens for generations and since we have a bit more time off work, we can invest the time they deserve. Cooked eggs, swaddled in sausage meat, breaded and fried (sorry doc!). 

Muffin pan caramilk hot cross puddings.

Muffin pan caramilk hot cross puddings

Because one hot cross bun themed recipe just isn’t enough. Besides, when we saw that it used Caramilk we were sold. These super easy muffin hot cross buns use up leftover (is there such a thing?) hot cross buns, filling them with custard and Caramilk and popping them in the oven. Genius!

Bunny shaped biscuits dipped in chocolate.
Photo: Nadia Lim
Chocolate fondue with spiced bunny biscuits

These cute bunny biscuits from Nadia Lim are great fun to make with the kids and taste delicious dipped in chocolate fondue.

Egg shaped Lemon and Poppy biscuits sandwiched with lemon cured.
Photo: Delicious Magazine UK
Lemon and Poppy seed Easter biscuits

Linzer cookies with an Easter twist in this easy recipe. Sandwich lemon and poppy seed Easter biscuits with creamy lemon curd.

Baileys and cream Easter egg cocktail.

Baileys and cream Easter egg cocktail

We couldn’t go past this Easter-inspired cocktail, with Baileys Irish cream, vanilla vodka and creme chocolate eggs – cheers!

To make it easy, we’ve created a Pinterest board with all our fave recipes for you try this Easter. With gas flowing well into the future you’ll be able to whip up Easter feasts for years to come.

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