Easter is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect holiday for celebrating with something sweet. Looking to be the “host with the most” this year? Check out our top Easter picks for all things sweet this spring:
“Ap-roll showers bring May flours”
DIY-ers, listen up: the baking experts over at BakeGood have cooked up some brand-new spring recipes that look almost as good as they taste! Our advice? Roll up your sleeves and don’t be afraid to get messy.
Hot cross buns are a traditional Easter dish that is typically enjoyed as a part of Good Friday feasts. Each element of the bun carries its own significance in Christian tradition, so these buns are crafted carefully and intentionally. The detailed process of making hot cross buns can be made easier thanks to Bake Good’s recipe, though. By using Fleischmann’s Quick-Rise yeast for an expedited rise time and Fleischmann’s Bread Booster to make kneading easier and make the dough rise higher & quicker, this recipe is perfect for home bakers looking to tackle these buns for the first time.
For something sweet that embraces a couple of our favourite things about the holiday, consider making these Pastel Easter Doughnuts from Bake Good! Colour the frosting to your favourite pastel shade and sprinkle on some more pastel with crushed chocolate mini eggs for an extra pop of colour. Perfect for hosting, these doughnuts won’t disappoint.
More than just your garden variety of spring sweets, thanks to Eataly
Baking not your style? No worries, Eataly has you covered. From Italian-favourite platters, butcher cuts and ready-to-heat meals to chocolate bunnies and traditional Italian Colomba, there’s no better shopping destination ahead of Easter.
Shoppers can find a variety of Italian candies and chocolates available both in-store and online for nationwide shipping. If you’re in search of colomba this spring, the selection at Eataly is unbeatable. For those who aren’t familiar, colomba is a special Easter cake known as a “sweet sign of spring” in Italy. Similar to the panettone and pandoro found around Christmas, colomba is rich and fluffy due to its long rise time. Once risen, it is baked into its iconic dove shape and topped with pearl sugar and almonds. You can check out Eataly’s Easter picks here.
Drink up, everybunny!
While Easter is all about the sweet treats, don’t forget to stay hydrated! Chocolate and other sweets might leave you parched, but thankfully Pluck Teas and La Presserie have some drinks that will help keep you both refreshed and on-theme.
For something to keep you hydrated while enjoying a chocolate egg or bunny without bursting your chocolate bubble, try Pluck’s Chocolate Chai tea. It can be served hot or on ice, making it a great option for the season’s unpredictable temperatures. Alternatively, embrace your inner Easter bunny with some cold-pressed juices from La Presserie like their Carrot Orange or Beet Carrot flavours. Whether you opt for a carrot-based juice or one of the many other delicious juices or smoothies, you’re sure to get a healthy dose of vitamins to help compensate for all the sweets.
While we all have our go-to Easter treats, there are so many new and exciting recipes and products out there to discover. What will you be adding to your spring roster this year?