Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Easter Sunday

I hope all my blogger friends had a wonderful Easter weekend. Here are some pictures of the food I made on Easter Sunday when my in laws came for the day.

After viewing the Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Goats Cheese Tart on Jules blog, I knew this would be the perfect starter to my Easter Sunday menu. And I am thrilled to say it was, everyone loved it and my mother in law asked for the recipe! It was so easy to make, better than any shop-bought tart. I served some salad along-side the tart. Thanks Jules, for sharing this delicious recipe, I will definitely be making this again and again!


Every year we purchase our leg of lamb from a nice butchers called Wishbone. They are known for their rare breeds, their lambs are free range and where possible Salt Marsh Spring Lamb and sourced from only the best farmers in Wales. This year we bought a 3kg leg of lamb and hubby insists on preparing the leg and cooking it, that's his job every Easter. He rubs the lamb in a lemon, rosemary and garlic mix, and it is heavenly.


For dessert I made a Lemon Curd and Strawberry Trifle, a recipe I have made before and one I knew would finish the meal off wonderfully. This was another recipe my mother in law asked for. If anyone would like to re-create this yummy trifle, you can find the recipe here: Lemon Curd and Strawberry Trifle


I couldn't resist not making another Chocolate Guinness Cake, we just love this cake and I thought it would be wonderful decorated with mini chocolate eggs. My in laws really loved it and took a huge wedge of it home to have the following day!

11 comments:

Jules said...

Maria - all of your food looks wonderful. I'm very glad to hear the PSB tart worked for you.

I love trifle, but have never thought of putting lemon curd in it, fantastic idea.

Happy Belated Easter

ruthEbabes said...

Wow!!!! What a feast!!!! Sounds like you had a great day! Hope you're recovering from all those calories! lol

Maria said...

Hi Jules, thanks. Your PSB tart went down a big hit! You must try this trifle, its wonderful.

Ruth, thanks. Yeah back to watching what I eat now, I've probably gained a few lbs this weekend, grrr. lol

Maria
x

Cooking and the City said...

Wow Maria everything looks so delicious, save me a seat for next Easter please ;-)

Dell xo

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Looks like you had a fantastic Easter. Isn't it all about fun, food and family....

Emiline said...

Sounds like quite the feast. That quiche looks perfect.
I think the trifle sounds wonderful. So perfect for spring!

MrsB said...

wow maria you've been so busy, all your food looks delicious! I love all your easter baking,it looks amazing, you always produce such great cakes! I've just got back from Atlanta so I kinda missed the Easter weekend baking! Hope you had a good one! x

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Maria, I am really seeing you in a long time now..Have been caught up with a lot of things...Apologies!!
The feast must have been a great hit with such yummy food and mouthwatering desserts!! Your food always is great!!
happy belated easter!!

Rosie said...

Hi Maria, wow you've been busy and all your food looks so wonderful and what a lucky family to have such a great cook and baker in you :D

Rosie x

Maria said...

Thank you everyone for you wonderful comments!

Maria
x

Pixie said...

Maria, Looks like you had a wonderful Easter. We went to my in laws and was served tuna sands!!! aack! lol

I'll have to try Jules tart one day as well.