Easter weekend is upon us and with the four day weekend beckoning, it seems a great time to get baking! And Primula has given us some absolutely stunning looking recipes which we simply cannot wait to give a go. What we particularly love is the quirkiness of the recipes, providing a real wow-factor for any Easter feast!
1. Blueberry and Squeezy Cheese Pancakes
If like Juggle Mum your plan is to get a hearty breakfast on the go before anyone can mention the Easter Bunny then these Blueberry Squeezy Cheese Pancakes are sure to be a hit.
If you’ve got the whole clan to feed this recipe makes 12 pancakes so there’s definitely enough to go around. Combine a whole tube of our Original Cheese (150g) with beaten eggs (two) before adding milk (300ml), margarine (2tbsp) and vanilla essence (1 tbs).
In a separate bowl add self-raising flour (250g), sugar (60g) and salt (1/2 tsp) followed by the cheese mixture and a handful of blueberries – mix together for a fluffy consistency. Pour the homemade batter into a greased frying pan and cook for a couple of minutes on each side (practicing your flipping technique as you go!) Top with extra blueberries, et voila!
2. Puff Pastry Bunnies with Bacon and Primula
If you fancy giving your sweet tooth a rest, Jordan Courtney came up with these adorable puff pastry bunnies with bacon and Primula Cheese filling.
Roll out the puff pastry (homemade or pre-packed) and cut an even number of pastry bunny shapes using your Easter themed cookie cutter. Take half of the bunny brood to the side and use a star cutter to remove the ‘belly’ before dampening the edges with water. Then layer the two halves together (star shaped cut out on top).
Bake these for around 20 minutes, until they have risen and are golden brown.
For the filling, mix strips of fried bacon (two rashers) with your favourite Primula flavour (150g) and add a generous amount into each Easter pastry cup.
3. Primula Cheese Pizza Carrots
If you’re looking for a snack that will satisfy even the fussiest of Easter bunnies these fun pizza carrots, tried and tested by what the Redhead said, are sure to do the trick.
Cut a sheet of raw pizza dough (we used jus-roll) into long strips and wrap around a cream horn mould. (If you can’t find these, you could use a real carrot, unpeeled, to give the shape and use them in your cooking later on!). Cook the dough according to instructions on the packet then sprinkle with paprika and brush with a damp pastry brush to give an authentic carrot colour before allowing to cool.
Fill with a squirt of Primula, followed by a few cherry tomatoes and basil leaves, and repeat in layers. Top each ‘carrot’ with a few sprigs of parsley to give your carrots a realistic finish. These are delicious services cold or warmed through slightly.
4. Primula Easter Chicks
Not all the eggs you enjoy over Easter have to be of the chocolate variety – why not try these adorable (and tasty!) Easter Chicks – another favourite of what the Redhead said.
Simply hard boil four eggs, cool in cold water then remove the shells. Slice open the eggs 1?4 from the top and scoop out the yolks into a bowl. Mash the yolks then mix with Primula Cheese with Chives.
Spoon the mixture back into the eggs and pop the rest of the egg back on top of the mixture. Cut a small amount of carrot to make feet and beaks for your chicks and arrange on the plate. Finish off with a pair of black peppercorn eyes.
Recipes courtesy of Primula