Get ready for Easter with bargain buys and tasty recipes that won't break the bank

GET ready for Easter with these unbeatable seasonal bargains.

With prices carved off roasts, costs chopped on veg and some delicious deals on desserts, you can pile up an amazing Easter feast without breaking the bank. Tuck into a traditional meal with these offers  . . . and try out my tasty recipes too.

Meat & veg roasts

Carve up a British lamb leg from Morrisons, enjoying a juicy discount, down from £10.50 to £5.99 per kilo.

Get a beef roasting joint from Morrisons for £5.99 per kilo.

A whole salmon is down from £12 to £6 per kilo at Tesco until April 12. Get 25 per cent off a corn-fed free range chicken at Waitrose, now £8.34.

Get all things Easter in one deal from Marks & Spencer, with a roasting joint (fish and vegan options also available), three side dishes and a dessert for £20.

Tuck into a 30-day matured beef roasting joint from Sainsbury’s, down from £13 per kilo to £8.66 per kilo.

Impress your family with a British Lamb Guard of Honour for £15 per kilo at Morrisons.

Save 90p on a Sainsbury’s Quorn vegetarian family roast, 454kg, now £2.
Save a third on a Waitrose vegan nut roast, 300g, down from £5 to £3.33.

  • Market Street tip: Cut lamb against the grain for tender slices.

Vegetables

Never run out of spuds with a 2.5kg bag of British Maris Pipers down from £1.25 to £1 at Morrisons.

Get three for £1 on selected vegetables at Morrisons including a kilo of carrots and 500g of spring greens and parsnips.

Tuck into spuds, carrots, red onion and sprouts with Asda’s roasting vegetable and potato medley, 850g, £1.50.

Scoop up Waitrose potato gratin, 450g, down from £2.75 to £1.83.
Sainsbury’s has Aunt Bessie’s roast potatoes, 1.4g for £2, saving you 90p.

And get two for £3 on a selection of vegetables at Waitrose, including tenderstem broccoli and fine beans, 190g, £2.

Desserts

Just add custard to Asda’s rhubarb crumble, 500g, £1.50.

Get a sweet deal on desserts at Waitrose including No1 salted caramel and chocolate tart, down from £5 to £3.33.

For a berry good dish, Tesco’s Black Forest gateau, 630g, is £2. Morrisons large sponge syrup pudding is down from £2.65 to £2.25.

Get a dessert for two for just £1 at Morrisons, with the store’s tiramisu (2 x 100g) on offer, saving 72p.

And you can save 75p on Sainsbury’s chocolate cheesecake, 650g, now £4.

Drinks

Bring on the bubbles with Sorso prosecco, now £4.99 at Morrisons.

Get a big beer pack (12 to 20 bottles) at Morrisons for £9.99, including 12 bottles of Corona Extra. In stores only, offer varies around the country.

Enjoy a glass of red wine with your lamb with £5 off a bottle of Beronia Rioja Reserva, down from £15.99 to just £10 at Waitrose.

Asda’s Extra Special Barolo is down from £16.50 to £10 and is part of a deal giving your 25 per cent off when you buy six bottles of wine.

Or for an early taste of summer, you can save £6.49 at Waitrose on a bottle of Calvet Sancerre rosé.

Morrisons has Andre Chopin champagne down from £18 to £15. And Cremant de Loire sparkling wine is £9 at Sainsbury’s, down from £11.50.

It is part of a deal running until April 3 giving you 25 per cent off when you buy six bottles.

Buy three for £18 on selected bottles of wine at Morrisons, including Villa Maria sauvignon blanc, £9.75.

British roast lamb with rosemary & garlic

Serves six

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours 30 minutes

YOU NEED:

  • 2½ kg Morrisons leg of lamb
  • 1 small handful rosemary
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

METHOD:

  1. Remove all wrapping from the lamb, pat dry with kitchen paper and place in a large roasting tin.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 5.
  3. Mix the rosemary, crushed garlic, olive oil and lemon juice together in a bowl.
  4. Season well with salt and black pepper.
  5. Pour the marinade over the lamb.
  6. If you have time, why not allow the lamb to marinate in the fridge overnight to really allow the flavours to develop?
  7. Cover the lamb with foil and roast for 90 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil, baste with meat juices for the tin and allow to brown for the remaining hour.
  9. Sprinkle with any remaining rosemary.

Recipe: morrisons.com

White chocolate cheesecake

Serves 18

Prep time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours

YOU NEED:

  • 300g chocolate digestive biscuits
  • 60g butter
  • 720g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 500g white chocolate
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1 handful raspberries
  • 1 handful pomegranate seeds

METHOD:

  1. Crumb the biscuits, mix with the melted butter and press hard into a 23cm springform tin lined with parchment using the back of a wooden spoon.
  2. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Mix Philadelphia and icing sugar in a bowl gently.
  4. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
  5. Add the Philadelphia mixture to the bowl of chocolate one large dollop at a time, mixing vigorously until mixture is uniform, smooth and silky.
  6. At this point, tip the remaining Philadelphia mixture into the chocolate mix and stir until it is completely incorporated.
  7. Tip the mixture over the biscuit base, smoothing off with the back of a spoon.
  8. Pop the cheesecake in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  9. To decorate, use a swivel peeler to peel the dark chocolate into curls.
  10. Remove the cheesecake from the tin, carefully peel away the parchment and top with the chocolate curls and seasonal fruit.

Recipe: Philadelphia

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