Hot cross buns

Don’t forget to stock up on these 7 Easter essentials

Make it the best Easter yet!

By Rebecca Shepherd, 07 April 2017
Don’t forget to stock up on these 7 Easter essentials

You've got the lamb in, stocked up on mountains of chocolate and remembered to buy a few bottles. So why does it feel like you've forgotten something?

When it comes to Easter everyone knows you need a showstopper main course and some tasty treats for the kids - but it's the other essentials, like the mint sauce or gravy that can take your Easter dinner to the next level.

So, to help you out this Easter we've rounded up all the essentials you'll need to make it the best one yet...

Don't forget the thyme

Whether you choose to add some thyme to your lamb marinade or just add a few sprigs on top of the meat - no piece of lamb would be complete without it. Just take our tasty aromatic lamb Italiano with salsa verde for example. Part of the mint family, thyme pairs perfectly with lamb, roasties and even white fish for Good Friday.

Get the Cranberry sauce in

Cranberry sauce is the most versatile condiment as it pairs well with roast chicken, pork or beef. So whatever you're rustling up this Easter weekend - be sure not to forget a jar of trusty cranberry. If you'd rather make your own look no further than our tasty recipe which can be ready in just a few minutes. 

Stockpile the Mint sauce

The classic partner condiment for lamb. Need we say more? Try serving it up with our barbecued butterflied leg of lamb with Moroccan marinade - the sweet sauce goes beautifully with the chargrilled meat.

Make sure you've got the Gravy

A proper roast dinner would not be complete without a generous pour of gravy. We have a range of gravy granules including Bisto in store, which you can knock up easily with a bit of water, our own rich and sumptuous Extra Special gravy which just needs heating up in the microwave, or you could try making your own using the juices from your meat - simply follow our easy homemade gravy recipe

Remember the stuffing

Arguably the best side when it comes to roast dinners. We've got stress-free, ready-made stuffing balls, or Extra Special garlic and sage stuffing which can be served with any roast, and only require heating in the oven. Or, if you're looking for a real Easter Day centrepiece, then you'll love our roast lamb with fruity apricot stuffing


Buy some hot cross buns

You can't beat a hot cross bun. Whether it's toasted and loaded with butter or just eaten fresh from the packet - there's no arguing that they are an absolute Easter teatime essential. Whether you're fans of the classic lightly spiced buns, prefer your bakes spiked with chocolate or prefer to get in the kitchen and bake your own - there's a bun for everyone!

Back up dessert

If you've gone to all the effort of creating a mammoth feast for your main, there's no reason to spend hours slaving over dessert. Pick up our Extra Special Hand Finished Raspberry & Prosecco Pavlova Stack or try our delicious, and rather indulgent, Extra Special Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake

Make sure you stock up on everything you'll need this Easter at Asda or pop into your local store