Magical Easter Brunch.

In collaboration with Woolworths

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Here are some of my favourite Easter food and decorating ideas - designed for big and little kids.

I've sourced all my food from Woolworths  - including the fresh seafood.

Lazy afternoons filled with family, love and a beautiful shared table…this is how I like to entertain.

I hope these ideas inspire! Wishing you and those you love a safe and happy Easter.

PJxxx

A TABLE THAT TELLS A STORY.

White Chocolate & Raspberry Hot Cross Bun Pudding.

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INGREDIENTS

Woolworths White Choc & Raspberry Hot Cross Buns

40g butter, softened

1/4 cup (85g) Woolworths raspberry jam

1 cup (125g) Woolworths frozen raspberries

100g white chocolate easter eggs

6 free range eggs, lightly whisked

1 cup (250ml) milk

1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream

1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar

METHOD

Preheat oven to 160C. Lightly grease an 8-cup ovenproof dish.

Spread the cut side of each bun, half evenly with butter, then jam. Arrange in the prepared pan, alternating the jam-side up with the cross-side up to form a pretty pattern. Sprinkle with raspberries and white chocolate eggs.

Whisk the egg, milk, cream and sugar together in a large bowl. Next pour the custard mixture evenly over the buns. Set aside for about ten minutes to soak.

Place the dish in a large roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into the pan to come halfway up the side of the dish. Bake for 35-40 mins or until custard is just set. Serve warm with cream and extra easter eggs.

Egg Hunts, Dress Ups & Fun.

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We were never not going to dress up for this one. Any and every excuse to wear tulle. Half the fun of an egg hunt is making it special and taking it outside.

Making it a game.

KIDS WEARING: (From Left) Iggy Dress in Dusty Rose, $29.95 from Cotton On Kids; Pink Jumper, $24.95 from Cotton ON Kids; Iggy Dress in Sweet Lilac, $29.95 from Cotton on Kids; Fashion Jolly Gumboot, $24.99 rom Cotton On Kids;

CLICK HERE FOR MORE KIDS CLOTHES IDEAS

Hot Cross Sausage Rolls.

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INGREDIENTS

6 sheets Woolworths Puff Pastry

1 tablespoon milk

500g Woolworths Lean Pork Mince 

500g Woolworths Lean Beef Mince 

1 small brown onion, finely chopped

1 small red onion, finely chopped

1 medium carrot, coarsely grated

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 1/2 tablespoons tomato sauce

1/4 cup (60ml) Worcestershire sauce

METHOD

Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan-forced. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.

Thaw puff pastry. Meanwhile, combine milk and egg in a small jug. Whisk well. Combine pork mince, beef mince, onion, carrot, garlic, parsley and sauces in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Divide mixture into 8.

Lay a sheet of pastry on a flat surface. Cut sheet in half horizontally. Spoon 1/8 of the mince mixture down along the long side of one pastry half, shaping mince into a long and generous sausage shape. Cut into 3 or 4 short pieces

Roll up pastry to enclose filling, finishing seam side down. Take a fresh sheet of pastry and cut small strips to create a hot cross bun pattern on top of each cut (as per above image).

Brush with egg mixture. Place each one seam side down on prepared tray. Repeat with remaining mince mixture, pastry and egg wash.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

These great chocolate easter egg mix packs take the angst out of hunting when there are multiple kids. Different colours, different sizes but everyone gets the same amount.  CLICK TO BUY:  Woolworths Easter Egg Hunt Mix, $5.

These great chocolate easter egg mix packs take the angst out of hunting when there are multiple kids. Different colours, different sizes but everyone gets the same amount.

CLICK TO BUY: Woolworths Easter Egg Hunt Mix, $5.

Easter Brunch Recipe Ideas.

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Seafood, lamb and prawns are my picks for a classic Easter brunch.

Woolworths fresh seafood makes it very easy for people in regional areas (and those that can’t get to the fish markets) to get a great range and super fresh produce.

I love a side of baked salmon (this is a great recipe) to form the hero of the table. If you’re new to cooking seafood, try the Woolworths Bag & Bake option at the fresh seafood counter.

Simply choose your seafood, pick a delicious marinade sauce and Woolworths staff will combine in an oven safe bag- then all you have to do is bake the fish in the bag (as instructed) and you will have goof-proof delicousness.

Sweet Treat Cheats.

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Woolworths Bakery makes the dessert end of Easter entertaining simple with a host of ready-made pies and cakes that no one will know you didn’t make yourself.

So why tell them?

They have also added some seriously delicious gluten-free options that will make catering for large groups much more inclusive. The Woolworths Free From Gluten Dairy Free Chocolate Cheesecake, (above) has become a firm favourite in our house. It’s perfect topped with fresh raspberries.

Check out the refrigerated section of the Woolworths Bakery for a large selection of table-ready treats.

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Watch there little faces go crazy when they try this easter treat.

Super simple: In a blender add 600ml Woolworths Full Cream Milk with four scoops of Woolworths Hot Cross Bun Flavoured Ice Cream (yes, it tastes like a hot cross bun) blend and then pour into baby milk jugs or mason jars.

We Love Easter.