Recipes for a Weekend Easter Brunch

Weekend of April 3-4, 2010

What are you cooking this weekend? Are you celebrating Passover? Or Easter, perhaps? Tell us what you're cooking to celebrate spring and the spring holidays, and, since at least one reader has written to ask us about what to cook for an Easter brunch, here's a roundup of some splendid recipes for Sunday morning.

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Lisbeth wrote to us saying,

I need dessert help! Since the weather this weekend is going to be gorgeous in NYC, my family has opted for a Picnic Easter outside somewhere, instead of a cooped up Formal Easter. We are five adults and one 2 and a half year old, and I'd like to make something springy, portable and festive for dessert.... but I'm stumped! Any help?

Well, Lis, try a recipe from this list, and maybe our readers will have some good advice for you too! We've marked the desserts below that we think would be most portable for an Easter picnic — what a lovely prospect, by the way!

Easter Brunch Recipes

Egg Dishes
Smoky Deviled Eggs with Greek Yogurt
Elegant Pancetta Cups (With Eggs Inside)
Lemon Frittata with Leeks and Goat Cheese (also see frittata squares)
Asparagus with Poached Egg, Tarragon and Chives
"Ham and Cheese" Breakfast Casserole

Breads and Rolls
Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
Eccles Cakes
Slovenian Easter Buns: Velikonocni Kruhki
Double-Chocolate Breakfast Muffins
Houska

Salad, Fruit & Drinks
Sour Cream Cucumber Salad with Mustard Seeds
Honey and Spice Poached Pears
Breakfast Mocktail: Orange and Elderflower Spritzer
Roasted Vanilla Orange Juice

Dessert
How To Make Individual Easter Egg Cakes
Ina Garten's Lemon Cake - Picnic-friendly, especially in cupcake or loaf form.
Hot Pink Raspberry Cake - Another picnic-friendly recipe!
Lemon Yogurt Cake with Ginger-Thyme Syrup - Very picnic-friendly!
Rhubarb Lavender Crumble

More Easter Projects & Pretty Things
Vibrant Eggs, Dyed Naturally
How to Make Onion-Skin Easter Eggs
Rice Krispie Easter Eggs from Bouchon Bakery
How To Make Golden Chocolate Easter Eggs
How To Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps!
How To Make Diorama Sugar Eggs

Readers, what are you cooking this weekend, and do you want to add anything to this list of Easter brunch dishes?

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