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“Please help me make an Easter lunch everyone will love”

Cooking for a crowd can be a challenge, especially when there’s a big celebration involved. Reader Kirsty Benham appealed to us for inspiration, with this brief: a fabulous menu with family appeal and minimal hassle. Here’s what Jen Bedloe, our acting food editor, came up with. There’s even an egg hunt for the kids – big and small!



• A menu to feed eight people

A simple cocktail to please the grown-ups

Canapés to stave off hunger pangs while lunch is cooking

A crowd-pleasing starter

A roast involving less stress than a traditional one

• A pudding that doesn’t involve a lot of faffing about


Springtime G&T Salami and sun-dried tomato pretzel rolls

Sharing pan fondue with garlic toasts, roasted radishes and asparagus

Maple and spice slow-roasted shoulder of lamb with onion jus

Pot-roast new potatoes Tenderstem gratin

Honey and cumin roast carrots

Spiced brioche and rhubarb pudding

As guests arrive, greet them with a springtime G&T and this spicy twist on sausage rolls
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The April issue of delicious. is packed full of Easter fun: a prep-ahead feast with timeplan, Nathan Outlaw’s outrageously good pies, Mary Berry’s perfect scones, seasonal bakes and a family quiz. And what would Easter be without chocolate? Try our dreamy choc puddings and make your own designer eggs. After all the fun, relax with one-pan midweek suppers and ideas for leftovers and money-saving meals. Plus all the tips and techniques to make you a better cook and a free egg recipe supplement.