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Have a House of York Easter

15 March 2016
Have a House of York Easter -  Easter Egg Decor

Easter Recipes and DIY Ideas

Just as we start getting back into our work routine, Easter comes early this year and brings us celebrations, feasts with families and a very long weekend!

Easter has become more than Easter eggs – the food that’s cooked and baked; and even the decorations that some homes have, give off an Easter feeling. This month, we share some fun and easy recipes to make this Easter and impress the family with. The best thing is that you can even get the kids to join in on the cooking fun!

We’re also sharing some creative Easter DIY projects with you just to give you some ideas – and the kids will have fun with this too during their school break.

With House of York consisting of a range of versatile products, we also show you how you can experience cooking these recipes and creating DIY projects while using some of our products to make it even easier for you.


Hot Cross Buns

It wouldn’t really be Easter without serving up some fresh hot cross buns smeared in butter! Take a look at this easy recipe courtesy of


  • 500g white bread flour - ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp mixed spice - 50g caster sugar
  • 50g butter, cubed - 200g dried fruit
  • 7g dried yeast - 200ml milk
  • 2 eggs - 3tbsp plain flour
  • Honey or golden syrup


  1. Mix the flour, salt, mixed spice and sugar in a House of Yorkbamboo bowl.
  2. Add the butter, dried fruit and yeast and stir. A House of Yorkwooden spoon will get the job done nicely!
  3. Warm the milk and beat it with the eggs. Add this to the bowl of dry ingredients.
  4. Mix everything until it forms a soft dough. Shape the dough into buns and cover with cling wrap and leave in a warm place for about 1 hour.
  5. Mix flour with 2tbsp of water and using a piping bag, make crosses on top of your buns. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Once they’re baked, brush the honey or syrup over them and you’re ready to serve them!

Tip:You can place your buns in a House of YorkBaking Chiffon Pan and bake them in there for even baking and for making pull-apart Hot Cross Buns.

Easter Pie

This traditional sweet and savoury dish is simple to make and will definitely impress your Easter guests. We found this delicious recipe on


For the crust:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour - 2tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt - ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup butter - ¼ cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, beaten

For the filling:

  • 1 carton ricotta cheese - 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar - 1tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp grated lemon peel - ¼ tsp grated orange peel
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence - 1/3 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon


  1. In a House of York bamboo bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, butter and shortening. Add the eggs and stir until it forms a ball. Cover this with cling wrap and leave it in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  2. Once time is up, roll the dough into a circle and place in a House of YorkBaking Pie Pan, then place it back in the fridge.
  3. To make the filling, beat the ricotta, sugar and flour together, then add the peels and mix until it forms a smooth mixture.
  4. Separately, beat the eggs and slowly mix it into the ricotta mixture. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and pour it into the crust.
  5. Bake the pie for about an hour and serve!

Easter DIY Ideas

Paint Chip Easter Garland

We came across this great idea for a simple, cost-effective decoration for Easter on

All you need is a whole lot of colourful paint chips – for those who are unsure of what they are, they’re the cardboards with paint colours that you get at a paint store. Once you’ve gone and collected your paint chips, cut them into egg shapes and punch a small hole at the top of each egg.

Once that’s done, cut a long piece of string and run it through the holes in the eggs until you’ve got a colourful, vibrant garland that you can hang across your mantelpiece.

Easter Egg Centerpiece

Who can celebrate Easter with the kids without dying and painting some eggs? Dying eggs is simple enough and when they’re decorated nicely, they can make for a lovely Easter feast centerpiece!

To dye your eggs, simply dip them into boiled water with a teaspoon of vinegar and some food colouring for about 5 minutes. Once they’re dyed, use a thin paint brush and paint to decorate the eggs as you please.

Place the eggs in a big vase or even in a House of YorkGreen Nature Bowl and place it in the middle of your table to create an Easter feeling around the Easter lunch and dinner table.

There are plenty of ideas where you can get creative in the kitchen and with your DIY projects for around the home. Like ourFacebook page or take a look at some of ourother related articles for some easy-to-follow and tasty recipes!

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