Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Hot Cross Bun Pancakes for Easter

Hot Cross Bun Pancakes for Easter Breakfast or Brunch with chocolate sauce, flowers and mini eggs.

Do you like the idea of making homemade hot cross buns? I do and sometimes I actually manage it. Yeasted buns need a bit of planning and a fair amount of time. Most years, I find it’s Good Friday before I know what’s going on. These hot cross bun pancakes have all of the flavour without the hassle and are ideal for Easter breakfast, brunch or tea. Plus, as it’s Easter, you can serve them with my easy chocolate sauce.

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Almond Easter Thumbprint Cookies with Amaretto Chocolate Ganache

Almond Easter Thumbprint Cookies with Amaretto Chocolate Ganache

Biscuits, Easter | 20th March 2018 | By

These almond Easter thumbprint cookies turned out to be a real hit. They’re made with wholemeal spelt flour and ground almonds with a good dollop of amaretto chocolate ganache in the middle. Oh, and a cheeky little Easter egg perched on top – it’s all about the nest at this time of year.

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Homemade Easter Eggs with Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Popcorn

Homemade Easter Eggs

Easter, Vegan | 13th April 2017 | By

Wow your friends and family with your very own homemade Easter eggs. This recipe is for dark chocolate Easter eggs filled with crunchy salted caramel popcorn lusciously coated in more chocolate. But you could always make them with milk chocolate if you prefer.

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Vegan Easter Biscuits – Purple and Healthier Than Most

Healthier Vegan Easter Biscuits

Crisp delicious vegan Easter biscuits with a difference. These are a lot healthier than your average Easter bake, but still so good. They’re lightly spiced, low in sugar, purple and packed full of nutrients. Why would you say no?

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Simnel Mincemeat Easter Cake with Chocolate Truffle Apostles

Simnel Easter Cake

Easter, Large Cakes | 27th March 2016 | By

Easter just isn’t Easter without a suitable bake. And as far as I’m concerned it’s all the better for the inclusion of chocolate. So, with that in mind, I wish you all a very Happy chocolate filled Easter and hope you enjoy my Simnel Mincemeat Easter Cake with chocolate apostles.

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Energising Chestnut Chia Chocolate Pancakes & Maple Tahini Sauce

Chocolate Pancakes

When I ordered my latest supplies from Suma, it was around Pancake Day so I had pancakes very much in mind. I wasn’t quite sure what sort I would make, but I ordered a few things which might be suitable. With Easter fast approaching, I finally plumped for some uber healthy yet delicious chocolate pancakes for Easter, which I thought a fine idea.

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Spiced Rum Easter Chocolate Cakes

Spiced Rum Easter chocolate cakes

Easter is fast approaching and as it gets ever nearer, my thoughts turn to chocolate, although to be fair, my thoughts are rarely far from this exquisite food of the gods. Over the years I’ve made many Easter chocolate cakes, some more child friendly than others. These ones, containing rather a lot of rum are definitely of the adult variety.

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Easter Nest Cupcakes – For All The Family To Enjoy

Easter Nest Cupcakes with a plate of mini eggs and a vase of primroses.

Simple but effective Easter nest cupcakes for all the family to enjoy. Both in the making and in the eating.

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Surprise Easter Egg Cupcakes with Almond & Lemon

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Cupcakes, Easter | 24th March 2015 | By

Almond and lemon cakes made with marzipan and containing a secret treasure within. Shhh, don’t let on, there may be Easter eggs about. Perfect for entertaining, everyone will adore these surprise Easter egg cupcakes.

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Spicy Chocolate and Orange Easter Bundt Cake

Easter Bundt

Bundt, Easter | 20th April 2014 | By

Well I am pleased to report that the chocolate Easter bundt cake I made for friends on Good Friday, made it up to Dartmoor in one piece. The day was wonderfully sunny and I have no wish to complain about that. But I was concerned that the heat in the car would cause the chocolate to melt and the Easter eggs to slide off the top. I insulated the cake as best I could with blankets and all was well. We had it for tea, sitting out in the garden and it was glorious, all of it – the garden, the sun, the view, the company and the cake.

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