Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week we pair up the perfect ingredient for Easter - the egg - with great recipes for Easter entertaining!!
This post is sponsored by Eggs.ca
What do you get when you combine Easter with entertaining? Eastertaining of course! And if there is a perfect ingredient for Eastertaining it has to be Canadian eggs. Anywhere you buy your eggs in Canada, you can rest assured that they came from a Canadian farm and that they're oh so fresh.
While you might think eggs are just for breakfast they're waaaay more versatile than that! Breakfast, lunch, dinner - they even make for a quick and healthy protein filled snack.
But today, we're focusing on all the delicious ways you can use eggs for your Eastertaining. We teamed up with Eggs.ca and 13 other Canadian food bloggers to bring you a collection of recipes that are perfect for entertaining family and friends over the long weekend. A lot of these recipes are long time favourites for our bloggers that have a lot of family and cultural traditions steeped into them - making for a great variety of dishes for every meal.
1. Crockpot French Toast Casserole
Easter is as much about celebrating old family traditions as it is about starting new ones. Sweet Peas and Saffron created this Crockpot French Toast Casserole that's topped with nuts and fruit and crunch oats in the hopes that it would become an annual favourite with her two children. But putting it all in the crockpot it also gives her more time to spend with the kids on Easter morning while still letting her put a delicious warm breakfast on the table that everyone will love!
2. Citrus Hot Cross Brioche Kulich
Kulich is a traditional Russian Easter bread filled with dried fruit and nuts that's baked on Good Frieday. This year 27th and Olive decided to put a fresh spin on Kulich with her Citrus Hot Cross Brioche Kulich that's made with with brioche dough and glazed with a citrus hot cross glaze. It combines two delicious Easter traditions into one!
3. Sweet Ricotta Easter Calzone
by Mangia Bedda
Nadia at Mangia Bedda went with a tradition Easter dessert straight from Italy - the town of Sannicandro in the Puglia region of Italy to be exact! This Sweet Ricotta Calzone is one her family makes every year and it's easy, delicious and also gluten-free for any of your guests avoiding gluten!
4. Banana Cream Pie
Cream pies are a delicious Easter dessert and you can make it as complicated or as easy as you have time for. The Recipe Rebel's Banana Cream Pie recipe offers up lots of tips for ways you can make this dish a little faster and easier with this dish. But what makes it really special is her secret ingredient... (you gotta head over to her site to find out what it is...)
5. Easter Hot Cross Bun Loaf
by Oh Sweet Day
Hot Cross Buns are an Easter tradition for so many of us. The scent of them can bring up Easter memories instantly! Oh Sweet Day decided to mix it up this year and make a Hot Cross Bun Loaf (so she can use the leftovers for a scrumptious French toast!). She also highly recommends getting your kids in on helping to make this one. It's a fun way to get them away from their devices over the long weekend!
6. Sri Lankan Ribbon Cake
Yashy at Baby and Life got her kids and her mom to join her in the kitchen to make a dessert that always transports her back to her childhood in Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan Ribbon Cake. With it's pastel colours it really does make you feel like spring and Easter are on their way!
7. Easter Mousse Cups
These sweet Easter Mousse Cups from Pepper and Pennies combine a light strawberry mouse layered with a rich chocolate mousse. But that's not all... hidden inside are an Easter favourite - chocolate mini eggs! It's a fun dessert that can look fancy for your guests but that will be a kid friendly favourite as well!
8. Carrot Cake Overnight French Toast Casserole
If you love French Toast but don't love making it then this Carrot Cake Overnight French Toast Casserole from Food Meanderings is for you - you can throw it together in 10 minutes and let it sit overnight in the fridge to set. Pop it in the oven the next morning and you've got brunch done. It's an easy way to give a crowd their French Toast fix!
9. Bird's Nest Chocolate Macaroons
Birds Nest Cookies are a favourite for many at Easter and Bake. Eat. Repeat's house is no different. Her kids will be pretty upset if they don't make at least one appearance over the holidays. But they're super easy to make - you can even get the kids to join in! A fun holiday treat for the whole family.
10. Philippine Sylvanas Cookies
The Unlikely Baker shared one of her family's favourite Easter treats - Filipino Sylvana Cookies. These cookies (also called Silvanas) are extremely decadent - French buttercream sandwiched between two crunchy cashew meringue cookies. But that's not all... then the entire cookie sandwich is frosted with more buttercream and coated with cookie and cashew crumbs... are you drooling yet?? (we are!)
11. Turkish Poached Egg (Cilbir) Phyllo Tart
Allison from Yummy Beet turned to her travels for the inspiration for her Turkish Poached Egg Phyllo Tart. It's based off of Cilbir - a Turkish poached egg dish and this tart is full of textures and flavours with crispy phyllo, garlicky yogurt, poached eggs, spicy butter and fresh spring vegetables. Somehow it manages to be both rustic and elegant at the same time - perfect for an Easter brunch.
12. Tartines Avocats Et Saumon Poché
Hubert Cormier created a lightened up version of one of his favourite brunch dishes - Eggs Benedict. His Avocado and Egg Toasts with Poached Salmon combines eggs, poached salmon, avocado and a lightened up Hollandaise sauce. The original recipe is in French but if you view the post in Google Chrome you can quickly translate it to English!
13. Rainbow Easter Deviled Eggs
It's not Easter without at least one kind of deviled eggs! At Noshing with the Noland's, these Rainbow Deviled Eggs are a dish that their daughter has been making every year for Easter for a long time. She dies the eggs naturally and they make for a pretty rainbow of appetizers or a side for lunch or brunch!
14. Savoury Ham & Cheese Bread Pudding
Bread Pudding has long been a favourite Easter dessert for FBC's Director of Content Creation's family. But this Easter she turned it into a savoury Ham & Cheese Bread Pudding that's perfect for brunch or dinner. It's also is a great way to use up leftover Easter Ham or Easter breads to avoid food waste!
A big thank you to all our FBC Members who participated in our Easter collaboration with Eggs.ca. If you're an FBC Member and would like to submit to future weekend link roundups, make sure you're signed up to receive your members-only newsletter where we list all the weekly roundups for the current month (don't receive your monthly member newsletter? Log in to your account and check off the box to receive our member updates!)
THE FBC FOOD LOVERS NEWSLETTER
If you love getting Canadian recipes in your inbox, then you might want to subscribe to The FBC Food Lovers Newsletter. Once a week we’ll be featuring great Canadian recipes from FBC members, as well as occasional delicious offers from some of our partners.
You don’t have to be an FBC Member to subscribe – you just have to love food! All you have to do is click here to subscribe!