How to Celebrate Easter with Blackcurrants
Easter, and all the fun that comes with it, is just around the corner – think spring chicks, egg hunts, fields full of bouncy lambs, daffodils and, of course, fabulous feasts cooked on the barbecue whether the sun is shining or not! From delicious seasonal bakes to embracing the great outdoors, we’ve rounded up some berry brilliant ideas for you to make the most of the Easter holidays this year… Read on to find out more!
Blackcurrant Hot Cross Buns
If there is any recipe you make this Easter, let it be our super squishy and incredibly fruity Blackcurrant Hot Cross Buns. Here are three reasons why we think you’ll love them as much as we do:
- Not a lover of sultanas or raisins? Fear not; these are an excellent alternative for anyone who doesn’t like traditional hot cross buns.
- Get the children involved in this fun baking activity – the recipe includes yeast, so it’s a great opportunity for little ones to leave about the proving process.
- Explore a range of toppings! From classic salted butter to a zesty lemon curd – these blackcurrant creations are perfect for trying out different toppings… plus it’s a great excuse to have another!
Find the recipe here, and thank us later!
Head Outside and Open Your Eyes
Whether you’re heading outside for an Easter egg hunt, a brisk walk or a spring picnic, look out for some of the precious pollinators which help our blackcurrants grow. Without bees, butterflies and other insects, we would see an incredible decline in fresh produce available to us – including our blackcurrants. So be sure to look out for these beasties and acknowledge what a great job they’re doing. Also, why not see how many bird boxes you can spot whilst you’re out and about too?
Bank Holiday Recipes
Laidback barbecues, soulful lunches and breezy picnics all call upon delicious recipes to make them memorable and tasty occasions. Our range of online recipes offers you an array of sweet and savoury blackcurrant-inspired dishes that you, your family and your friends will absolutely love!
Find them over on our website here.
Love Your Garden!
If you’ve got time off work over the Easter holidays, why not head outside and show your garden some love? It’s the perfect time to plant the last of your bulbs ready for the summer ahead, weed your beds and even dust those garden cushions off ready for relaxing in your outdoor space.
We love Kabloom’s Seedboms, and between March and June is the best time to plant them for same-year flowering. You can even get a specific mix that grows into nectar-rich flowers that bees and butterflies absolutely love. You can find it on their website here.
Blackcurrant Chocolate Brownies
If Easter isn’t complete without your decadent chocolate fix, then fear not, as we’ve got something for that too! Our Blackcurrant Brownies are perfect for any occasion but even more so for enjoying over the long Easter weekend. They make ideal treats for any unexpected visitors or impromptu spring picnics. In this recipe, triple chocolate meets juicy blackcurrants for the ultimate gooey gorgeousness making a true treat for all of the senses!
Find the recipe linked here.
We’d love to see what you get up to during the Easter holidays – especially if you take up any of the above. Don’t forget to tag us in your photos over on Instagram – @ukblackcurrants.
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