Yoohoo, it’s us. We know it’s been a while. We know that we’ve been severely, severely negligent about this blog- but listen up: we’re back. And we’ve got a lot of deliciousness in store for you.
Starting with this, a roundup of some of the best Easter recipes from our favorite food bloggers.
Let’s begin with desserts. After all, not only are they usually made ahead, many of us like to eat them ahead as well.
What is it about cakes and “retro” that go together so well? The Cake Mistress’ Caramel Chocolate Cake is a wonderful alternative to a regular chocolate cake. That it originates from a rare 1973 cookbook (the Nyamutin Farm Cookbook) is an added plus.
If you love maple (and who doesn’t?), Two Yolks’ cake will blow your mind- it’s got 2 cups of the stuff (only the real stuff, please) in the cake, and is topped with a maple-syrup flavored cream cheese frosting. Wethinks having a slice of this for breakfast with some crispy bacon might be a good idea.
Finally, no Easter dessert spread would be complete without some carrot cake. These, from the lovely Joy the Baker, are in cupcake form and slathered with dulce de leche buttercream instead of the classic cream cheese frosting- and we mightily approve.
When we ran an informal (read: our friends and family) poll of what everyone’s serving as their Easter Main Dish, the results were surprising. The expected Easter Ham was nowhere to be found, replaced by other favorites such as Roast Turkey or Roast Beef- or more exotic fare such as Duck a l’Orange or Indian Curry. If you’ve got an eye to the traditional, however, you’ll be pleased with our roundup of Ham recipes for Sunday:
Because we could eat Asian food every day for the rest of our lives, this was the first ham recipe we were drawn to- made with mango nectar or juice, mango jam, and lots of tangy fresh ginger. From food blogger extraordinaire Steamy Kitchen, this one uses just 6 ingredients.
One of the best things about choosing a ham for Easter is that you can just buy a good ham and glaze it. Party Bluprints has not one, not two, but eight glaze recipes to choose from: Honey & Brown Sugar, Orange, Maple, Brown Sugar, Marmalade, Pineapple, Hoisin and Ginger. They all sound good to us.
A classic, and not just for soda lovers. This one’s my personal favorite, and I’ve made it with Cherry Coke and Vanilla Coke- both with great success. Nothing beats just regular Coke, though.
The addition of pesto really kicks things up a notch, you’ll be surprised.
I have a soft spot for this classic French dish, as it’s one of the first things I ever learned to cook.
Found on a lovely food blog we’ve just discovered (and will write more about later!), this wittily named dish combines artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and spicy Arrabiata sauce.
A Happy Easter to everyone!