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Our pick of the bunch for your Easter table

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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The Great British Food team

Mar 22, 2024
8 minutes to read

The scent of spring in the air, the four-day weekend, the chocolate… Easter is a special time of year. There’s all the fun of feasting with less of the stress and expectation that surrounds the Christmas season. While many of us have our culinary traditions during these holidays, there’s usually a freer feel to Easter where the possibilities are seemingly endless. Read on for our top picks for your Easter feasts to enjoy this year.

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DukesHill Whole Bone-in Leg of Lamb, £49.95 (min 2kg)

For the ultimate Easter table centrepiece, look no further than DukesHill’s whole bone-in leg of lamb. Produced from the finest British lamb, naturally reared with the highest regard to diet and welfare, this meat is a cut above. Its succulent and delicious taste makes it a real crowd pleaser for your Easter celebrations. Enjoy roasted simply with garlic and rosemary, alongside seasonal vegetables and classic roast potatoes – and plenty of mint sauce! Artisan food producer and fine foods supplier DukesHill won a gold award for its Muscovado Gammon Roasting Joint in the 2023 Great British Food Awards, and when we tried this lamb joint it was everything we’d hoped it would be and more.

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6-Pack of Hot Cross Buns, £1.15,

For us, it wouldn’t be Easter without hot cross buns. We’ve seen chocolate flavours, salted caramel and more, but you can’t go wrong with a classic. These ones are rich and fruity and in our opinion, best served simply with a generous spreading of butter. Or, why not try savoury with sliced Cheddar? Nut butter and sliced banana also works well. The choice is yours.

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Hattingley Valley’s Blanc De Blancs, £49,

Looking for something special to pour on Easter weekend? We have just the thing: Hattingley Valley’s 2015 Blanc de Blancs. Based in rural Hampshire, this English winery has become one of the most well-known sparkling wine producers in the country, and for good reason. With over 25 acres of vines across two different sites, and a strong focus on sustainability, the eco-friendly vineyard is known for its refreshingly modern and innovative approach. For an Easter treat, we love the light and sparkling Blanc De Blancs which is made from Chardonnay grapes, and has a deliciously fruity and honeyed taste. It pares really well with seafood, and is ideal for pleasing a crowd. Cheers!

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COOK Salmon en Croute, £45,

If you’d like to try something different to the traditional leg of lamb roast dinner for your Easter celebrations – or need a delicious option for your non-meat-eating guests, this is just the thing. Higher Scottish welfare salmon fillets filled with spinach, capers, lemon, crème fraiche and dill, wrapped in all-butter puff pastry and glazed with dill and juniper. Delicious! It cooks straight from frozen and ideal if you want all the flavour of a homecooked meal without the hassle of spending hours in the kitchen. For a lighter meal, serve it with a warm salad of asparagus tips, roasted beetroot wedges, fresh dill and pea shoots, and a drizzle of a zingy salsa verde dressing. COOK is a B Corp, and all their products are prepared by hand in one of their four specialist UK kitchens.

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Booja-Booja Limited Edition Award-Winning Selection Easter Edition Chocolates, £14.99,

This selection of sixteen vegan chocolate truffles is sure to bring smiles to chocolate lovers everywhere. We’re big fans of Booja-Booja here at GBF. Crafted from simple, carefully chosen, organic ingredients, they are dairy-free but deliver exquisite flavour for even the most devoted dairy fans. Expect exquisite taste adventures include flavours like Hazelnut Crunch, Almond Salted Caramel, Stem Ginger, Around Midnight Espresso, and Rhubarb & Vanilla Fool. These indulgent truffles are perfect for treating yourself or gifting to a loved one with a sweet tooth.

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