Easter brings with it a much needed long weekend, with the extra days leaving you with no excuse not to experiment with a luxurious brunch recipe or two. While a spectacular roast lamb might be awaiting you at lunchtime, a morning spent hiding, hunting and hopefully not losing eggs or striding through idyllic country fields requires a decent amount of fuel. This collection contains some colourful inspiration and Easter breakfast ideas, whether you fancy a post-Lent blow out or a celebration of spring ingredients.
If the phrase 'when in Rome' can be applied to a temporal setting, there can surely be no better breakfast on Easter Sunday than a couple of lightly toasted hot cross buns. Monica Shaw's Hot cross bun recipe is simple to prepare, or try Victoria Glass' Gluten free hot cross buns to feed those opting for a wheat free diet. Bruno Loubet pairs the beautiful spring flavours of asparagus and mint in his Soft cheese frittata recipe, while Jacqueline Meldrum starts as she means to go on, layering cream, pancakes and Creme Eggs in her splendid Chocolate pancake stack.