Top 8 Tips for the Best Easter Weekend

Apr 7, 2017

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Top 8 Tips for the Best Easter Weekend

If you want to have a fun and relaxing Easter filled with delicious food and feasting, then read on! We’ve collected our favourite Easter recipes and products to make sure you have a great long weekend.

Easter is a much-loved holiday and a great time for family, but it can become a little hectic. Plan your long weekend menu ahead of time to make sure your pantry is stocked, your fridge is full and you can relax and enjoy the time off.

Make Your Own Hot Cross Buns

Sticky, sweet and straight from the oven, treat your family to freshly made hot cross buns this Easter. The secret to baking a successful bun is quality flour; try Whispering Pines stoneground unbleached white flour. Plus some exceptional King Valley Dairy buttermilk available in their convenient Easter Baking Pack.

King Valley Dairy Buttermilk Hot Cross Buns

Stash Some Adults Only Chocolate

Leave the overly sweet, milk chocolate eggs for the kids and indulge in some handmade, couverture chocolate. Made with grown ups in mind, Chocolaterie RenMars Three Temptation Bar, is a delicious combination of roasted almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and dried rose petals.

Chocolaterie RenMars Three Temptation Bar

Three Temptation Bar

Make Pancakes with the Kids

Whether youre camping or staying home for the long weekend, pancakes for breakfast are an Easter tradition. Try substituting milk for buttermilk in your recipe for extra fluffy and delicious pancakes. Any leftover buttermilk can be used to make your own homemade hot cross buns.

Raspberry Buttermilk Pancakes by Pepe Saya

Celebrate Australian Lamb

Finally its comfort food season. Create a long weekend feast for your friends and family with this succulent Slow Roasted and Stuffed Lamb Shoulder recipe by Maggie Beer that celebrates 100 per cent Australian grass-fed lamb.

Down to Earth Produce lamb shoulder. Maggie Beer's Recipe

Reduce Food Waste

Reduce your plastic waste this long weekend and wrap your leftovers in reusable and natural waxed food cloths made by Homestead and Co. By using pressure and the warmth of your hands, shape, wrap and seal the wraps around a range of foods and dishes.

Homestead and Co

Create a Decadent Dessert

Classic, comforting and with an Easter twist, this Quince and Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding by Maggie Beer is guaranteed to please and is a great way to use up any left-over hot cross buns.

Maggie Beer's Pudding Recipe

Try A Sweet Alternative

If youre trying to limit the amount of chocolate consumed this Easter, sultanas are a great alternative. Super sweet and slightly chewy with a hint of caramel (due to the natural drying process), Sultana Girl sultanas are the perfect chocolate-free treat.

Sultana Girl

Break (and Bake) Bread

Spend a lazy afternoon in the kitchen making this delicious homemade rye bread, then serve warm with lashings of salted cultured butter.

Get baking!