With lockdown still somewhat in place, here's six food and drink options to enjoy Easter weekend in the comfort of your own home
It’s not long to go before restaurants and bars can open outdoors – but until then, here’s six options for food and drink to enjoy Easter at home. Lockdown is still in place but don’t feel you’re missing out on your favourite pub roast as we have a selection for you to choose from – all able to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home this Easter weekened. From finish-at-home meals to cocktail kits, we’ve got you covered on enjoying the long weekend as any food and drink obsessee should.
Cadbury Creme Egg Frappuccino
This Creme Egg Frappuccino is a delicious, creative Easter recipe made by the experts at Coffee Direct. Easily made in the comfort of your home with simple ingredients, this tasty delight will leave you feeling energised for your Easter activities. Indulge in one (or two) and make your own using the recipe below:
● 2 shots espresso (or 120ml of strong coffee), chilled ● 1/4 cup whole milk ● 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk ● 450g of ice cubes ● 3 Cadbury Creme Eggs – 2 broken into pieces, 1 kept whole for topping ● Whipped cream for topping ● Caramel sauce
1. Whizz everything in a blender until smooth. 2. Drizzle caramel sauce in your serving glass, then fill it with ice. 3. Pour in the blended mixture. 4. Top your festive drink with whipped cream, more caramel sauce and a whole creme egg.
ROAST by The Loveable Rogue
Take the stress out of Easter Sunday with this ultimate roast dinner kit from The Loveable Rogue. Choose from either chicken or beef and enjoy all the trimmings alongside it. Start the meal as you might were you able to dine out, with caramelised cauliflower and apple veloute, with curry oil and fresh apple adding a sweet and tangy crunch to the dish. For mains, enjoy Speyside beef – sirloin cut with red wine gravy – or roast chicken with garlic butter and chicken sauce.
Of course a roast isn’t complete without all the sides and The Loveable Rogue does not skimp out: devour cauliflower cheese with a cheddar cheese and herb crumb; rosemary and garlic roast potatoes; honey-glazed root vegetables; vegetable écrasé (mashed vegetables) including celeriac, carrot, chives and carrot crumb – and there’s even DIY Yorkshire puddings. Please note: make sure you have a muffin tin to pour the batter into for these yorkies. No meal is complete without a sweet treat to finish and the pear and vanilla custard trifle with almond crumb is the perfect finisher as it’s just the right size and level of sweet.
The Yorkshire banger brand is doing something a little different for Easter. Not one to miss out on giving you guys a sweet treat, HECK has created a gluten-free chocolate sausage for this bank holiday weekend. If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional chocolate Easter eggs, HECK is selling this gourmet chocolate sausage until Friday so don’t miss your chance to devour this decadent dessert. The ‘Chausage’, as it’s been nicknamed, is a satifyingly sweet combination of gluten-free shortbread and Amaretti biscuits, butter, milk, sugar, sunflower seeds, apricots, glace cherries, raisins and cocoa powder – finished with a light dusting of icing sugar.
Cocktail Porter has long been a favourite of ours, with their fun twists on traditional drinks. New for Easter is the brand’s Lindt chocolate bunny espresso martini kits – available for nationwide delivery. How this works is you bite the head off the bunny and then shake and pour Ketel One Vodka, Cocktail Porter sugar syrup, Kuka cold brew coffee and Conker liqueur inside the chocolate vessel. We’ll get these for Easter weekend and then continue them for a casual Thursday night tipple, we think.
Green Haus is the gift that keeps on giving, with its ever-changing vegan menus. Enjoy an eight-course meal, featuring patatas mojo verde (baked new potato salad, wild garlic salsa and jalapeno chilli); Masoor dal (spiced brown lentil dip), with flatbread; gnocchi di spinachi al pesto (spinach gnocchi, roasted courgettes, pesto-toasted pine nuts and globe artichoke); paella de tomate y azafran (saffron and sun-blushed tomato and smoked almonds); Shoyu ramen with soy; sausage roll wtih five bean, chestnut mushroom and homemade brown sauce and then two sweet options to finish: apple and gooseberry crumble with fruit and nut topping and coconut and vanilla anglaise – and also a divine lemon drizzle cake with blueberry compote. Eating vegan never tasted so good.
King/Queen chocolatiers Montezuma’s has hatched an eggciting range for Easter this year. Featuring the cutest chunky chocolate chicks (that is until tasty overrides cute and you can’t help but bite into them). Meet Clucky, Lucky and Plucky – so creamy and so moreish. The Easter range also includes peanut butter mini eggs, a selection of handmade marbled and speckled chocolate hens (named Silkie, Orloff and Frizzle) and, of course, the classic smooth organic milk, rich dark and creamy white chocolate slabs. Aiming to cater for everyone this Easter, vegans and lactose-intolerant chocolate-lovers can still come to teh party as Montezuma’s has its award-winning milk-chocolate alternative, Like No Udder, and best-selling Absolute Black 100% Cocoa to devour.