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Easter

Chocolate meringue brownie

This is all chewy meringue and sticky, oozy, gooey chocolate. If you serve it still warm, the chocolate will be molten; however, it is just as good cold, and is a great make-ahead recipe. Either dark or milk chocolate would work. Try serving it with passion fruit yogurt or natural yogurt and fresh passion fruit. […]

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Mary Berry’s Easter Simnel Cake

This bank holiday weekend, why not bake a classic Easter Simnel cake? We are giving Bookends Mary Berry’s recipe, from Fast Cakes. Happy Easter! Download the recipe here. Fast Cakes is out now! Click to buy here

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Unwrap a new debut author this Easter! | Emily Gunnis exclusive Q&A

Emily Gunnis previously worked in TV drama and lives in Brighton with her young family. She is one of the four daughters of Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Vincenzi. The Girl in the Letter is her debut novel. When you’re on the hunt for a new read, how do you go about discovering one? I […]

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“Meikle Logie” Lamb for Easter

During springtime, we get a great load of excellent lamb from our local farmers and friends John Bryce and his son Laurence. The lamb has normally been reared in the field in front of us, to the left of us or a mile up the road from our house “Meikle Logie”, hence the title of […]

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Easter with Adele Parks

Bestselling author Adele Parks lets us know what she gets up to at Easter…and why she thinks an Easter Bunny delivering eggs makes NO sense! I love Easter, it’s full of everything that makes me (and most of us) smile: family get-togethers, budding trees, plants and flowers, the first hint of sunshine and chocolate! OK, […]

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Weekend Recipe: Ukrainian Easter bread

Паска | Paska Sometimes called kulich but we call it paska in the south, this is a slightly bonkers cousin of the Italian panettone. Don’t be put off by the mashed potato starter – it adds a beautiful texture to the bread. When my friend Emma tested the original recipe, I received an alarmed email […]

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Plan your Easter meal with Bookends

We’ve come up with a 3-course meal plan full of delicious treats for you to enjoy this Easter weekend. Let us know if you try out any of the dishes! And if you’re not planning to cook a full meal, scroll down for a very chocolatey treat.   STARTER: Roasted red pepper and Greek basil soup from The […]

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The Clandestine Cake Club’s ultimate Easter recipe: Pistachio and fruit Simnel cake

Feeling fed up of chocolate already? Here’s a recipe for a delicious and different Easter cake from Lynn Hill’s The Clandestine Cake Club: A Year of Cake . A traditional Simnel cake has a thin layer of marzipan baked into the centre and is decorated with a circle of marzipan on top. This cake is a little different because it […]

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