Easter Treats!

For this week’s Easter WEEKEND magazine, Olly pairs some sumptuous alcoholic and non-alcoholic Easter tipples for the UK’s Queen of the Bake, Mary Berry’s sweet and seductively spiced Easter creations for all the family.

Bunny Rabbit Cake

Olly’s wine pairing: Bottlegreen Elderflower Sparkling Pressé (0%) £3.25, Ocado

A fragrant refresher for all ages to enjoy, worth serving beautifully in tall glasses over some ice and garnished with a sprig of fresh mint

Fruity Meringue Nests

Olly’s wine pairing: Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Raspberry & Rose Lemonade (0%) £2 (50cl), Tesco

I fell in love with this zero-booze bubbly as soon as I tasted it for its gently fragrant upbeat fruitiness. It’s gorgeous alongside summer fruit flavours.

Easter Simnel Cake

Olly’s wine pairing: Blandy’s 15 Year Old Bual Madeira (19%) £25.99 (50cl), Waitrose

Richly sweet and luxurious, this Bual from Madeira is a splash-out treat that pairs wonderfully well with an Easter Simnel cake. Serve chilled in small glasses – a little will go a very long way!

Iced Fairy Cakes

Olly’s wine pairing: Taste The Difference Prosecco Rosé (11%) £10, Sainsbury’s

Delight the grown-ups with this pink prosecco that delivers strawberry softness for a delicious pairing with sweet treats.

Hot Cross Buns

Olly’s wine pairing: Finest 10 Year Old Tawny Port (20%) £12.50, Tesco

A gold medal-winning wine that tastes of sultanas and spiced nuts! Stick it in the fridge and serve liberally with hot cross buns in white wine glasses. Lush.

This article was originally published in the Daily Mail’s WEEKEND magazine in Saturday 1st April 2023.

Read the full column and get all the lip smacking recipes HERE.

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