Easter just wouldn't be the same without a big family meal and a few sweet treats. After 40 days without your favourite vice (or at least 40 days thinking of how you should have given something up), you deserve a treat!
We've put together a few Easter recipes we love to cook over the long weekend. Hopefully, we can inspire you to put your chef hat on and rustle up a tasty meal for the whole family.
This chicken pot pie recipe only takes 40 minutes to cook and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Full of greens and topped with crispy filo pastry, it's a healthy alternative to the traditional chicken pie. Don't be shy with the veg portions either, we love nothing more than loading up our pies with lots of locally sourced and seasonal veg. Healthy and delicious, what more could you want?
This recipe is a fantastic alternative to lamb and even better for those with a busy schedule. Total cooking and prep time takes under 40 minutes and with everything in one pan you can save on the washing up as well! English asparagus has already arrived at Farndon Fields and to us really symbolises the beginning of Spring. It's a perfect accompaniment to salmon and roasting really brings out the flavours.
However, if you're not opting for fish this Easter this recipe can also be made into an easy side dish to go with a spring roast, just cook without the salmon.
You may have guessed by now that we love a one pan dish over Easter! Who wants to spend their extra days off washing up anyway? This dish takes slightly longer than the others but is certainly worth the wait. Using British, high welfare lamb is a sure way to impress your guests and don't forget to serve with seasonal greens to complete the dish.
At Farndon Fields, our butchers can find you the right size leg of lamb and even tell you exactly where it's come from! This year we have local Welland Valley reared lamb, not something to be missed. But do be aware that Easter is a busy time for Lamb sales, so to avoid disappointment you can always buy ahead of time and pop in the freezer ready for the Easter weekend.
Be prepared for this pudding to become an instant Easter classic in any household, because if you like bread and butter pudding you're going to LOVE this! Not only is this a great way of using up any leftover hot-cross buns, but it's also ridiculously delicious. It may not be a one-pan wonder but the extra washing up is worth it for this mouth-watering dessert.
We hope you have an Easter full of good food and good company.
You can find the printed versions of these recipes dotted around the Farm Shop to help you with your Easter food shop. But don't forget we're closed on Easter Sunday. So pay us a visit earlier in the week to stock up on your locally sourced meat and seasonal veg.