by Sarah ▪ 8 APR, 2021
Easter is a holiday that many children (and a fair few adults!) associate primarily with chocolate, and there’s no denying the fun of baking treat-filled chocolate birds’ nests with the kids, or watching them hunt for eggs hidden in the garden. Coinciding as it does with the budding of spring flowers, longer, sunnier days and trees awash with blossom, the Easter holidays seem brimful of celebration, renewal and hope.
For many, a traditional pudding is the pièce de résistance of an elegant Easter meal. These desserts are all Gourmade twists on time-honoured British desserts (and all require heating through, except the crumble if you prefer it chilled).
PEAR BAKEWELL TART
Try one of Gourmade’s firm favourites, the fabulous Pear Bakewell Tart. The sweet, nutty frangipane filling and juicy, jam-nestled pear in a buttery pastry case is a classic combo of flavours. Serve alongside a scoop of clotted cream ice cream sprinkled with a dusting of cinnamon – and for real flair, toast some flaked almonds for 4 minutes in a hot oven on a baking sheet and scatter over the tart. For a celebratory accompanying tipple, try a Kir Royale – just add a tablespoon of crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) to the bottom of a champagne flute and top with dry sparkling white wine, and garnish with a frozen blackberry. For kids, try blackcurrant squash and soda water instead.
For lighter desserts with a hint of summer, look no further than these easy Gourmade sweets, which are ready to serve as soon as defrosted.