The Cook Book

Easter Baking

Hot cross bread & lemon pudding Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients knob of butter, for the dish 4 stale hot cross buns 200g lemon curd 2 large eggs 200ml double cream 200ml milk ½ tsp vanilla extract 4 tbsp

Triple chocolate cookies Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 100g soft brown sugar 100g golden caster sugar 100g butter, softened 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 225g plain flour 140g milk chocolate, melted 85g white chocolate, chips

Simnel muffins Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 250g mixed dried fruits grated zest and juice 1 medium orange 175g softened butter 175g golden caster sugar 3 eggs, beaten 300g self-raising flour 1 tsp mixed spice

Simnel cherry tart Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 75g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting 375g pack sweet shortcrust pastry 140g butter, softened 140g golden caster sugar 2 large eggs 75g ground almonds 175g mixed dried

Simnel tart Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 200g dried mixed fruits zest and juice 1 small orange 1 x 375g sheet ready-rolled puff pastry (we used Saxby’s) 3 tbsp apricot jam 200g marzipan Tip Storing

Hot cross cookies Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 200g softened butter, plus extra for the trays 100g light muscovado sugar 1 egg 250g plain flour 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder 100g sultanas 200g white

Double chocolate Easter Danish Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 175ml warm milk 1 egg, beaten 450g strong white flour 1 sachet fast-action dried yeast 50g golden caster sugar 250g block cold butter, sliced 200g toasted flaked almonds

Chocolate fudge Easter cakes Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 140g soft butter 140g golden caster sugar 3 medium eggs 100g self-raising flour 25g cocoa, sifted 85g milk chocolate, broken 85g soft butter 140g icing sugar, sifted 2

Hot cross buns Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 300ml full-fat milk, plus 2 tbsp more 50g butter 500g strong bread flour 1 tsp salt 75g caster sugar 1 tbsp sunflower oil 7g sachet fast-action or easy-blend

Cherry & almond Easter cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 250g pack butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 175g golden caster sugar 5 eggs, beaten 250g self-raising flour, plus an extra 2 tbsp 1 tsp baking powder zest

Chocolate Krispie chick Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 175g milk chocolate, broken into pieces, plus extra for decorating 50g Rice Krispies cereal 2 x 50g bags chocolate mini eggs 2 white chocolate buttons 50g golden marzipan

Fruity simnel squares Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 250g mixed dried fruits 100g dried apricots, chopped 85g glacé cherries, chopped zest 2 oranges, juice 1 orange (use the second in the topping) 200g butter, softened, plus