Recipes For Easter

If you’re in need of a little inspiration this Easter then look no further. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite recipes, whether it’s sweet or savoury, healthy or naughty, this collection includes some themed dishes as well as lighter bites that are perfect for the Spring season. Enjoy!

Maple Cinnamon French Toast

For those of you who don’t know, French toast is essentially made by dipping bread into whisked egg and frying it until golden on the outside.  So, without the egg, how can you can make this vegan?  The answer is pretty simple: with this recipe for a maple, cinnamon batter your French toast will be just as golden, just as spongy in the middle and just as addictive.  This is a brilliant brunch recipe and it is surprisingly quick to make.

Maple Cinnamon French Toast
Serves 2
Contains: gluten*, nuts**
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup plain flour*
  2. 2/3 cup dairy-free milk
  3. 1 tbsp maple syrup
  4. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  5. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. 2 pieces of thickly cut bread*
  7. vegetable oil (or other flavourless cooking oil)
TOPPING
  1. handful of chopped pecans
  2. handful of blueberries
  3. dusting of icing sugar
  4. maple syrup
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the batter ingredients until lump-free. Set aside whilst you prepare your pan. Take a large frying pan and add a generous splash of oil and heat on full.
  2. Cut your pieces of bread in half and dunk in the batter so that both sides have been submerged. Place into the frying pan, when the oil is nice and hot, so that it sizzles straight away. Fry on each side for a couple of minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  3. Serve with a sprinkle of icing sugar, some maple syrup, blueberries and crushed pecans.
Notes
  1. * substitute gluten-free flour (such as buckwheat) and gluten-free bread if required
  2. ** omit pecans to make this recipe nut-free
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Spinach & Kale Pizza Swirls

We all like to indulge from time to time, right?  Well pizza happens to be one of the best ways to do just that.  The flavoursome sun-dried tomato and olive filling goes perfectly with the spinach and kale. Wait, spinach and kale?  What better way to justify eating pizza than by adding some healthy greens?  I know what you’re thinking, these pizza swirls are just as healthy as a salad…
 

Spinach and Kale Pizza Swirls
Yields 15
Contains; gluten
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
15 min
FOR THE PIZZA
  1. 375 g plain flour
  2. 1 sachet (1/2 tbsp) fast-action dried yeast
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 tbsp sugar
  5. 225 ml warm warm (not hot)
FOR THE FILLING
  1. 1 medium red onion
  2. 15 sun-dried tomatoes
  3. 15 black olives
  4. 1 large handful fresh spinach
  5. 1 large handful fresh curly-leaf kale
  6. 4-5 tbsp tomato purée
  7. splash of olive oil
Instructions
  1. Start by preheating the oven to 180 C fan.
  2. In a food processor, combine the filling ingredients and pulse until fairly smooth, with some texture and chunks. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the dry pizza ingredients, followed by the warm water. Knead for 5-10 minutes, until the dough is soft and elastic.
  4. Roll out into a large rectangle on a floured surface and spread the filling evenly. Roll up lengthways like a roulade and slice into 12-15 swirls, using a sharp knife.
  5. Place on a baking tray with greaseproof paper and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy hot or cold!
Notes
  1. Top with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for a hit of cheesy flavour.
Berry Good For You http://www.berry-good-for-you.com/
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Easy 5 Minute Salad

If you’re looking for an easy salad recipe that doesn’t compromise on flavour then this is ideal and with avocado, olives and tofu you will feel fuller for longer.

Easy 5 Minute Salad
Serves 1
Contains: soya
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 handfuls mixed leaf salad
  2. 1/2 avocado
  3. 1/2 cup sweetcorn
  4. 10 black olives
  5. small handful tofu
  6. 5 sun soaked cherry tomatoes (or sun-dried tomatoes)
  7. 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  8. vegan mayonnaise (we used Mayola)
  9. 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  10. 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Chop the avocado and add to a bowl along with the rest of the salad ingredients. Sprinkle over the paprika, parsley, balsamic vinegar and finish with a squeeze of mayonnaise.
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Spiced Orange Buns

Spiced, zesty and squidgy – what more could you want?  Ideal for an afternoon treat; give these a try!

Spiced Orange Buns
Yields 9
Contains; gluten
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Prep Time
3 hr 15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
3 hr 15 min
Cook Time
20 min
FOR THE BUNS
  1. 270 g plain flour
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 50 g sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  6. 1/4 tsp ginger
  7. 5 cloves, ground
  8. 2 tsp easy-bake (fast-action) yeast
  9. peel of 2 oranges
  10. 20 g vegan margarine
  11. 150 ml warm water
  12. 1/2 tsp orange essence
FOR THE GLAZE
  1. 50 ml water
  2. 50 g sugar
  3. 1/4 tsp orange essence
  4. 1/4 tsp cinnamon essence
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the dough ingredients and knead well for 5-10 minutes. The dough should be very squidgy and not too dry. Separate into 9 equal pieces and roll into evenly shaped balls. Place in a lined tin, about 1/2 inch apart. Cover and leave somewhere warm for about 2-3 hours. Preheat the oven to 180 C (fan) about 10 minutes before they have finished proving. They should increase in size so that there are no gaps between them (see pictures). Bake for 20 minutes.
  2. In a non-stick pan, mix the water with sugar and orange and cinnamon essence on a medium heat. When all the sugar has dissolved, brush the mixture over the swirls and allow to cool a little.
Notes
  1. Best eaten hot!
Berry Good For You http://www.berry-good-for-you.com/
 
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Apple, Rhubarb and Custard Tarts

These are delicious individual desserts made with a sweet shortcrust pastry, tangy rhubarb, soft apple and creamy custard.  They are handy to make in advance as they taste great cold too.  However, a quick blast in the oven before serving will take no time and taste delicious, too.

Apple, Rhubard and Custard Tarts
Yields 4
Contains: gluten*
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
35 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
35 min
FOR THE PASTRY
  1. 250 g plain flour*
  2. 150 g vegan margarine
  3. 110 g sugar
  4. 2-3 tbsp cold water
FOR THE FILLING
  1. 2 apples - we used royal gala but if you prefer a sharper taste then use cooking apples or Braeburn
  2. Sprinkle of sugar
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  5. 3 stems rhubarb
  6. sprinkle of sugar
  7. 4 tbsp (plus extra for decoration) vegan custard - i.e Alpro or Provamel
Instructions
  1. Start making your shortcrust pastry by combing the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until a smooth dough has formed and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180 C and take your pastry out of the fridge to roll.
  2. Roll thinly on a floured surface and press into 4 small cases (roughly 5" diameter). Cover with greaseproof paper and add baking beans; blind bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Whilst the pastry cases are blind baking, peel and slice the apples (about 1/2 cm thick, not too thin or they will break too easily) and add to a pan on a low heat with the sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon. Repeat with the rhubarb in a separate pan. Simmer until soft (about 5-10 minutes).
  4. Take the pastries out of the oven and remove the greaseproof paper and baking beans. Spoon 1 tbsp of vegan custard into each pastry case and then layer on the rhubarb and apple, decorate with another squeeze of custard on top. Bake in the oven for a further 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes
  1. * to make these gluten-free, use buckwheat flour and add a touch more margarine as the consistency may be a little dryer.
Berry Good For You http://www.berry-good-for-you.com/

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Cinnamon Swirls

Perfect, squidgy, scrumptious cinnamon swirls!  There’s nothing better for an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea!

Cinnamon Swirls
Yields 9
Contains: gluten
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Prep Time
50 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
50 min
Cook Time
20 min
FOR THE DOUGH
  1. 270 g plain flour
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 40g sugar
  4. 2 tsp easy-bake yeast
  5. 20 g vegan margarine
  6. 150 ml warm water (not hot!)
FOR THE FILLING
  1. 20 g vegan margarine
  2. generous dusting of cinnamon (about 1 tbsp)
  3. sprinkle of sugar (about 5 tsp)
FOR THE TOPPING
  1. 50 g sugar
  2. 50 ml water
  3. 5 tbsp icing sugar
  4. 2 tsp water
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to about 70C. Mix all of the dough ingredients and knead well for 5-10 minutes. The dough should be very squidgy and not too dry. Roll it out into a large rectangle - 10" x 20" - and spread the 20 g of vegan margarine on to it. Followed by the sprinkle of sugar and the dusting of cinnamon. Roll the dough up tightly, lengthways, like a Swiss roll. Cut into nine pieces (about 1 inch thick each) and place into a lined tin, preferably square about 10" x 10". They should be roughly an inch apart from each other (see pic below), cover with a teatowel and pop in the oven for 35 minutes to rise. Take out and leave for 5 minutes whilst you preheat the oven to 180C. Place back in to bake for 15-20 minutes. They should be golden brown on top.
  2. In a non-stick pan, mix the water with sugar on a medium heat. When all the sugar has dissolved, brush the mixture over the swirls and allow to cool a little. While they are cooling, mix the icing sugar with water and drizzle over for decoration.
Notes
  1. They are best eaten hot out of the oven but they will keep for a few days in an airtight container. They taste best hot so if you are storing them, then give them a 15 second blast in the microwave before eating.
Berry Good For You http://www.berry-good-for-you.com/
 
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