These gorgeous individual meringue nests, filled with a swirled orange curd cream, fresh red currants, and chocolate Easter eggs are the perfect Easter dessert. The crisp, light meringue pairs beautifully with the creamy, tangy orange curd and berries.
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These moist cupcakes get their coconut flavor from coconut milk and chopped coconut. Just spoon the easy coconut glaze over the top.
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.
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.
Peanut butter-filled chocolate eggs are a classic Easter treat. They're especially tasty when you make them yourself.
These traditional sweet Easter buns are filled with raisins and cherries and topped with a frosting cross.
Cevapi is a simple finger-sized sausage of Balkan origin whose simplicity makes finding the right few ingredients important to getting the tastiest links possible.
For Easter, these lemon sugar cookies are cut out into tulip shapes and decorated in spring colors.
All the flavors of carrot cake, in breakfast form.
We know it's still January. But these pretty little lighter-than-air eggs give us something to look forward to. Namely, spring. Nothing more complex than marshmallows and decorating sugar, but they're worlds better than anything store-bought.
[Photograph: Sydney Oland] Note: The moussaka can be made up to a day in advance. Proceed with recipe just until the beginning of step 6 before you add the cheese sauce. Cover the partially-constructed casserole with plastic wrap and transfer...
These nests are a homemade version of the Russell Stover candy, and a fun Easter treat.
[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...
These slightly sweet, iced buns are traditional for Good Friday.
These homemade chocolate marshmallow Peeps are delicious and adorable.
This beautiful lemon layer cake is accented with blackberry preserves, white chocolate icing, and wafer cookies.
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.
Here's a perfect way to make use of those surplus sugarcoated marshmallow creatures: Peeps S'more Ice Cream Pie. Made by filling a buttery graham cracker crust with rocky road ice cream, this frozen delight gets a sweet finish with broiled Peeps nesting on top.
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.
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.