Easter entertaining

Hot Cross Buns.
An Easter tradition ... Hot Cross Buns.

Planning a feast for family or friends this Easter? Make sure you add lamb, chocolate and hot cross buns to your to-do list. You'll find recipes for all below, including how to make your own Easter eggs.

Plus some creative twists on the much loved hot cross bun.

Tapping into the culinary traditions of other countries, this collection includes recipes from Russia, Greece and a cake from medieval times in the United Kingdom and Ireland, simnel cake.

And just for fun, Karen Martini's Easter themed cupcakes.

 

 

Hot Cross Buns. Karen Martini EASTER recipes for Epicure and Good Food. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Styling by Andrea Geisler. Photographed March 5th, 2013. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Hot cross buns

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Apricot and Cardamom Hot Cross Buns

Apricot and cardamom hot cross buns

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jeremy & Jane Strode

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Slow-baked lamb shoulder with garam masala.

Slow-baked lamb shoulder with garam masala

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (46)
whole-snapper

Whole snapper with dried oregano and lemon

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Greek tomato-baked lamb with orzo.

Greek tomato-baked lamb with orzo

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (30)
Slow-cooked Greek lamb

Slow-cooked Greek lamb

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (60)
Roast lamb leg, couscous salad

Roast lamb leg, couscous salad

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jane and Jeremy Strode

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Classic roast chicken with bread and butter stuffing.

Classic roast chicken with bread and butter stuffing

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Adam Liaw

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemon.

Roast chicken with preserved lemon

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Hazelnut chocolate nests. Karen Martini EASTER recipes for Epicure and Good Food. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Styling by Andrea Geisler. Photographed March 5th, 2013. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Hazelnut chocolate nests

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Ma'amoul b'jowz

Ma' amoul b'jowz (Easter walnut cakes)

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Hot-cross chocolate muffins.

Hot-cross chocolate muffins

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
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Hot cross muffins

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Easter nests.

Cupcake nests

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Cooking chocolate.

Chocolate hot cross buns

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Difficult

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
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Hot cross bun cakes

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Easter egg bikkies.

Easter egg bikkies

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Plaited Easter bread.

Tsoureki

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Semolina cake.

Semolina cake

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
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Italian easter pie

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
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Simnel cake

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Pashka.

Pashka

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

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Hot cross buns

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
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Easter biscuits

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

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Easter basket

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

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Kulich

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult