Along with Easter comes a wealth of food for us to enjoy, especially if you have been denying yourself something for Lent.
One Easter treat is the hot crossed bun, traditionally served on Good Friday. This sweet and spicy treat is great toasted and served with butter. You can get them at any supermarket – and chances are they have been available since New Year.
But it’s much more fun to bake your own. There are loads of recipes out there. The BBC website has this recipe, or you could try this one. Have your own Bake Off at home - see who can produce the best Easter treats.
Paul Hollywood is still popular right now. Why not give his recipe for hot cross buns a try? You can find it here.
Another traditional food served at Easter is the Simnel Cake. It is a fruit cake with a marzipan topping decorated with marzipan balls representing Jesus and the apostles.
Traditionally served on the middle Sunday of Lent when the 40-day fasting rule was relaxed, Simnel cake is served toasted at Easter. The cake was also given by serving girls to their mums when they visited home on Mothering Sunday.
Again, there is a vast number of recipes for Simnel cake but have a look at these two, one from Delia Smith and the other from TV’s Paul Hollywood again. Pick your favourite, on your marks, get set - Bake!
As well as buns and cakes there are also plenty of chocolate treats to enjoy at this time of year. It is also becoming popular to serve a special Sunday lunch at Easter. Usually, this might be ham or lamb. IF you need some ideas, visit the BBC website for inspiration.
Happy Easter from the Larkfleet Homes team.