'Easter' on Serious Eats

Cadbury Creme Egg in Hole Toast

While it's inspired by the look of "egg in hole toast", a morning delicacy made by griddling a slice of bread with a hole cut to fit an egg, this treat is all sweet. It's made with thick slices of pound cake instead of bread, and Cadbury creme egg halves instead of, well, actual eggs. When heated on a griddle with plenty of butter, the fondant-filled eggs get nice and melty in the middle, making for an extra sweet surprise in the middle of your cake slice. More

Grilled Moroccan-Spiced Rack of Lamb

Inspired by the deep, rich, and balanced flavors of Moroccan dishes, this delicious grilled rack of lamb is rubbed with a complex spice mixture that includes paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper, then crusted in a bright and fresh pesto-like blend of fresh cilantro, parsley, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. They're flavors that can both stand up to and enhance the strong flavor of lamb. More

Bunny Bread

[Photographs: Donna Currie] You can use this shaping method with the bread of your choice, but it can't be too wet—it needs to hold its shape. And you don't want something that will have a massive amount of oven spring... More

Cadbury Creme Egg Salad Sandwiches

The bag lunch staple gets a sweet upgrade for Easter with this sweet trompe l'oeil sandwich, in which pound cake slices sandwich a "salad" comprised of yellow-tinted frosting studded with almonds and sliced Cadbury Creme Eggs, garnished with green coconut bits to resemble lettuce. It's a fun dish to serve at a party, and a perfect complement to your Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs and Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict. More

Butterflied Leg of Lamb

The flavor of lamb can be polarizing; some people find its gaminess too strong, while others revel in it. This dish uses a marinade made of strong flavors that complement the gaminess. Once you take the lamb out of a high temperature oven, the thick herbaceous marinade turns to a very thin crust, adding just a bit of crispness to the roast. More

Sauced: Mint-Caper Sauce

Switching from brisket and matzo to ham and lamb is something I had to get used to in the early days of my relationship with the Easter-celebrating wife, but now one without the other just seems wrong. Focusing in on the lamb, Easter seems to be the only holiday where this great meat gets its due as the centerpiece of the occasion. More

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