Easter Celebrations: A Spring Themed Party Menu
Eggs are a big theme for spring, so this party menu makes the most of them.
Spring FrittataIf you’re not confident about using a frying pan, get the ingredients ready and ask an adult to do the cooking part. A frittata actually tastes better cold than hot, so you can choose whether to make it during the party or in advance.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 sliced spring onions
- A handful of fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
- 1 yellow courgette, thinly sliced
- 1 orange or red pepper, cored, quartered and sliced
- 150 grams fresh or defrosted frozen peas
- 50 grams mild goat's cheese, slightly crumbled
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten.
MethodHeat the oil in a smallish non-stick frying pan. Add the spring onion, courgette and pepper and cook for around four minutes or until soft, stirring from time to time
Pour in the peas, eggs and mint and cook for a further six minutes without stirring, until almost set.
Scatter the cheese over the top and place pan under a hot grill for two or three minutes until golden and set.
Cut into wedges and serve hot or cold.
Spring Flavour SaladThis salad is easy to make and tastes delicious with a frittata.
- 200 grams mixed salad leaves, try to get red and green leaves
- 1 grated carrot
- 12 sliced radishes
- 1 green apple, quartered, cored and sliced (put the apple in a bowl of water with a squeeze of lemon juice in it to stop it going brown)
- ½ cucumber, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons green seedless grapes
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 6 tablespoons mild olive oil
- 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
MethodWash and pat dry the salad leaves.
Put them in a big bowl and top carrot, radishes, apple, cucumber, grapes and seeds before mixing well.
Just before serving, whisk together the olive oil, mustard and lemon juice some salt and ground black pepper. Pour over the salad and serve.
Bird's NestsThese nests are lovely as a pudding or you can give them to people to take away after a party instead of cake.
- 200 grams of milk chocolate
- 25 grams of dark chocolate
- 25 grams of butter or margarine
- 90 grams shredded wheat
- 60 grams of chopped nuts
- Sugar coated chocolate eggs
MethodEither lightly grease a baking tray or line it with greaseproof paper.
Break up the chocolate and put it in bowl with the butter or margarine. Melt it gently in a microwave or put the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until the chocolate melts. Stir, set aside and allow it cool for a few minutes.
While it is cooling, crumble the shredded wheat into another bowl and mix the chopped nuts in to it.
This is the messy bit! Mix the contents of the two balls together with your hands. Put handfuls of the messy mixture on a baking tray and shape each handful into a nest shape.
Set the tray aside in a cool place for an hour or so and the mixture will set hard. Fill the nests with half a dozen sugar-coated chocolate eggs. This mixture should make about six nests.