Bored of chocolate eggs? We’ve rounded up the tastiest Easter treats available across the capital now…
By Helen Brown
This year, internationally renowned French-style bakery Poilâne is celebrating Easter with a selection of special edition Easter butter cookies. On offer are bunny butter cookies and Easter egg butter cookies, alongside specially created unique Easter hampers.
Luxury artisanal gelateria in Gelupo has launched three delicious Easter gelatos exclusively for the month of April. We love the sounds of the hot crossed bun gelato, but there is also a Colomba gelato, based on the Italian Easter Cake and Pasticciotti, a delicate Italian custard pastry and a staple sweet treat at Italian Easter celebrations.
CUTTER & SQUIDGE
Cutter & Squidge, creator of the “Biskie” and purveyor of all-natural baking. It includes the strawberry, white chocolate and coconut Easter Bunny Biskie, and back for another year by popular demand, a selection of filled Easter egg half shells. Fillings for 2019 include Billionaire (chocolate ganache and salted caramel), Funfetti (white chocolate ganache and dulce de leche), and the Vegan Easter Egg (dark chocolate ganache with honeycomb and dried fruits).
Available now until Easter Monday, Naked Dough has launched new flavour, Yolkie Dough-kie. This mouth-watering serve is made up with Unicorn Food edible raw cookie dough, packed with Cadbury’s Mini Eggs and topped with more Mini Eggs and Maltesers Chocolate Bunnies.
CHIN CHIN LABS
Everything you love about Easter comes together in Chin Chin Labs’ Nitro Poached Easter Egg: velvety chocolate mousse, gold popping candy, passionfruit kombucha sorbet and an Instagrammable nitro poached meringue eggshell that billows clouds of nitrogen when cracked.
This Easter, search high and low as Maître Choux launches the ultimate Easter Egg hunt around the King’s Road. As the world’s first choux pastry specialist patisserie, Maître Choux will be hiding mini éclairs all around the King’s Road and those lucky enough to find them can redeem them in store for a délicieux Maître Choux Chocolate éclair. Taking place between 19-22 April.
After a Scandinavian Christmas with pastry chef Sverre Saertre, Ladurée takes us east with chef Morihide Yoshida’s Japanese-inspired Easter collection. Available now in stores are white chocolate and yuzu macarons, a limited-edition chocolate egg, a chocolate Sakura tartlet with matcha tea, chocolate coated macarons and an adorable selection of chocolate Easter bunnies.
King of all things risen, Bread Ahead is dishing out gorgeously sticky hot cross buns, now until Easter Saturday across all of their London sites. The signature buns are packed with raisins, currants, apple and mixed peel, and glossy with a mixed spice and cinnamon glaze.
Dominique Ansel Bakery is delighting Londoners with its take on a British classic: the Easter egg and soldiers. A handmade white chocolate “soft-boiled” egg sits on top of a milk chocolate Easter egg and is accompanied by toast soldiers made from golden buttery sablé Breton biscuits. Additional Easter items include chef Dominique’s beloved Peep-A-Boos, hot cross buns and an Easter hamper stuffed with a variety of seasonal treats.
Hop on over to French artisan bakery and patisserie, PAUL, for two stylish yet playful seasonal cakes, available as a single-serving individual cake or in a larger family-style size. Back by popular demand is the Gâteau de Pâques, a decadent dessert comprised of crisp praline, rich chocolate sponge and fluffy ganache, covered in a smooth layer of craquant. The second is the Oeuf à la Carotte: a seasonal twist on the classic carrot cake, it’s full of freshly grated carrots, toasted nuts and vanilla syrup, and is topped with a sweet cream cheese icing and a sprinkle of pecans.