Easter heralds spring: daffodils, hot cross buns and lamb roast for Sunday lunch, followed by chocolate eggs. What's not to like?
If you're looking for delicious treats to make Easter 'eggstraspecial' , take your pick from local artisan producers. For hot cross buns there's the likes of Baker's Oven and The Baker Boys. Traditionally served on Good Friday, these spiced fruit buns are lovely toasted and buttered any time guests come over.
When it comes to Easter eggs, surely quality is better than quantity? For the chocolatiest Easter eggs choose fresh, handmade chocolate eggs from artisan chocolate-makers such as New Forest Chocolates with some really unusual flavour combinations. Or you could choose cute chocolate rabbits from Beaulieu Chocolate Studio - where you can even watch chocolates being made through the viewing window.
After lunch what about a traditional simnel cake delivered to your door by Little Bee Bakery - making entertaining at Easter that little bit easier? And for children there are these colourful hand-iced Easter biscuits, also available from Little Bee Bakery.