With Easter fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to celebrate this special occasion with your loved ones.
St Pierre has gathered some useful tips and recipes to help you plan your egg-citing Easter celebrations! Get ready to make your celebrations extra special with our helpful ideas.
Whether you’re planning a large gathering with family and friends, or opting for something more intimate, it’s important to fill your day with happiness, delicious food and gratitude.
We understand that preparing for Easter can be overwhelming at times, which is why St Pierre has come up with some ideas to help make your Easter a success.
For even more inspiration, take a look at our Easter occasion page. You’ll find a variety of recipes and meal ideas featuring our délicieuse brioche and bakery products, that are sure to impress your guests and make your Easter celebrations magnifique.
Happy Easter, or “Joyeuses Pâques”, to everyone from St Pierre.
Why Do We Celebrate Easter?
Easter is an important time for Christians since it’s all about celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ after the 40-day period of Lent. People usually mark the occasion by attending church services and saying prayers, but some people like to have a bit more fun with it by doing things like hunting for colorful eggs, filling baskets with goodies and hanging out with the Easter Bunny!
The date of Easter is different every year – this time around, it’s happening on Sunday, April 9th, 2023. The exact date is determined by the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, which is the first full moon on or after March 21st. In Western Christianity, we use the Gregorian calendar, which means that Easter will always fall on a Sunday somewhere between March 22nd and April 25th.
What Is Good Friday?
While traditionally Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence from meat for Christians, it ultimately depends on the specific teachings and practices of your faith or denomination.
In the Catholic Church, it is a common practice to refrain from eating meat on Good Friday, but there are exceptions for those who are ill, pregnant, or have special circumstances. However, if your religious tradition does not require you to abstain from meat on this day, you have the freedom to enjoy your favorite meaty meals guilt-free!
Regardless of your religious beliefs, Good Friday is a day to celebrate, reflect, and spend time with loved ones.
What Is Easter Monday?
Easter Monday is also a public holiday in many countries around the world, and it’s the perfect opportunity to continue the joyous festivities with family and friends.
In some cultures, Easter Monday is a day for outdoor activities, like picnics, egg-rolling competitions and sports events. It’s a chance to soak up the beautiful spring weather and spend quality time with loved ones.
Other cultures view Easter Monday as a day for religious observances and reflection, a time to contemplate the meaning of hope and renewal.
No matter how you choose to celebrate Easter Monday, one thing is for sure: it’s a day to enjoy the company of family and friends, and to appreciate the new beginnings that come with the spring season.
St Pierre’s Inspiration for your Easter Celebrations
Enjoy Some Irresistible Easter Sweet Treats
If you are planning to start your celebrations with an Easter brunch, why not treat your guests to one of our sweet ideas below sure to impress even the sweetest tooth!
Nutella Filled French Toast
Indulge in a delicious and chocolatey brunch this Easter with our Nutella Filled French Toast recipe. Start by generously spreading Nutella on slices of our Brioche Loaf, dipping them in an egg mixture, and frying them until they turn a beautiful golden color.
For an extra decadent touch, add a drizzle of syrup or a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top. This recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and make your Easter morning even more special.
Pimped Up Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Looking for a way to elevate a childhood favorite, the PB&J? Look no further than St Pierre brioche! We’ve got a delicious recipe that upgrades this classic sandwich to a whole new level.
Start by slicing one of our delectable Brioche Rolls, then fill it with creamy peanut butter, your favorite flavor of jelly, and some crunchy peanut brittle for an extra special touch. The result? A mouth-watering treat that will make you feel like you’re sipping a café au lait in a Parisian café.
Whether you’re feeling nostalgic for the simple pleasures of childhood or just looking to indulge in a grown-up twist on a classic, St Pierre’s PB&J Brioche Roll is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings. So go ahead, take a bite and let your taste buds transport your guests to a world of delicious sophistication.
Easter Party Food
Get creative by using our St Pierre Brioche Sub Rolls to make your own custom sandwiches for an Easter party food spread that’s sure to impress your guests! Check out our Recipes page for some delicious ideas or come up with your own unique combinations. Once you’ve made your sandwiches, simply cut the Brioche Sub Roll into four pieces for easy sharing with friends and family.
Brioche Picnic Finger Sandwiches
Enjoy the rich, buttery taste and fluffy texture of our brioche rolls in every bite! For those of you going all out with a big Easter get-together, we have some mouth-watering recipe ideas for you to try out.
Sliced Brioche Sandwiches
Top Tip: Try Party Food Alternatives
Our Brioche Slider Rolls are a great way to create an array of Easter party food. Filled with either sweet or savory ingredients, serve your guests simple yet delicious bite-sized brioche treats throughout your Easter celebrations.
Brioche Club Sandwich
If after all your delicious party food and Easter egg hunt fun, your guests are still in mood for something sweet, why not try making something special for them to enjoy at the end of the celebrations? Take a look at our Easter dessert ideas below.
Brioche Topped Apple Pie
This French-inspired Apple Pie recipe features a brioche topping that is warm, sweet and perfectly tangy. Serve this Easter dessert à la Mode style for a magnifique sweet dish for your guests to enjoy.
Sweet Easter Hot Dogs
Easter is a celebration of all things sweet, and this recipe for a delectable Sweet Treat takes it up a notch. Utilizing our sweet Brioche Hot Dog Rolls, replace the hot dog with chocolate. Add two scoops of ice cream, drizzle with caramel sauce and finish it off with your preferred Easter decorations such as mini chocolate eggs.
Brioche Hot Cross Buns
If you are looking to add something a little different to your Easter feast, you could try our version of hot cross buns. Hot cross buns are a spiced sweet bun traditionally eaten in the UK and other countries such as Australia and New Zealand, on Good Friday. They are made from a yeast dough that is flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried fruit, such as raisins or currants, and is marked on top with a cross made from icing or pastry.
The significance of the hot cross bun dates all the way back to Medieval times when the cross on top of the bun was considered a symbol of the crucifixion of Jesus. The spices in the bun were said to represent the spices used to embalm Jesus’ body, and the dried fruit represented the tomb in which he was buried. In some cultures, hot cross buns are also said to have healing properties and are eaten to ward off illness or bad luck!
Add a touch of Parisian charm into this classic Easter bun with the help of St Pierre brioche! To achieve this, create a glaze by mixing apricot jelly with hot water, and apply it onto St Pierre Brioche Slider Rolls. Then, pipe a frosting cross on the top and voila! You have successfully combined tradition with innovation.
Top Tip: Use Our Loaves To Create Impressive Desserts
For a simple way to create an impressive Easter dessert, use our Brioche To Share or Brioche Cinnamon Twist products. They’re delicious served on their own, but can also be filled and decorated however you want. Get some inspiration on ways to use them with our Brioche To Share recipes and Brioche Cinnamon Twist recipes.
Egg-citing Easter Activities for the Whole Family
“As well as delicious food and plenty of chocolate, it’s also a great idea to put on some Easter activities to keep your guests entertained
Easter is a great time of year for the whole family to come together and to spend quality time together enjoying food, catching up and even doing some fun activities. That’s why we’ve come up with some family-friendly Easter activities for you to host during your celebrations. Take a look below.
Have an Easter Egg Hunt
The origins of the Easter Bunny can be traced back to early German folklore, where the Easter Hare (Osterhase) would lay and decorate eggs for children. When German immigrants came to the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries, they brought this tradition with them, and it gradually evolved into the Easter Bunny we know today.
The Easter Bunny has become an important part of Easter celebrations, particularly in the form of Easter egg hunts. Plenty of fun can be had by decorating baskets with the image of the Easter Bunny and going on a hunt to find eggs and other treats that the Bunny has left.
Setting up an Easter egg hunt can be a fun and exciting activity for kids and adults alike! Here are some steps to follow to help you set up a successful Easter egg hunt:
- Choose a location ➡️ you need to choose a location for the egg hunt. This can be a park, a backyard, or any other outdoor space that is safe and appropriate for the age group of the participants.
- Get the supplies ➡️ you will need plastic eggs, candy or other small treats to fill them with, and baskets or bags for the participants to collect the eggs in.
- Hide the eggs ➡️ hide the eggs in various places around the designated area. You can make it easy or challenging, depending on the age of the participants.
- Set some ground rules ➡️ before the hunt begins, explain the rules to the participants. Make sure everyone knows where the boundaries are and what they are allowed to do during the hunt.
- Start the hunt ➡️ once everyone is ready, give the signal to start the hunt! Encourage everyone to have fun and be respectful of others during the hunt.
- Reward the participants ➡️ once the hunt is over, gather everyone together and have them count how many eggs they have collected. Give out prizes to the participants who have found the most eggs or hidden “golden eggs.”
Setting up an Easter egg hunt is a fun and engaging activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can create a memorable experience for everyone involved. You can make your hunt even more egg-citing by adding decorations and clues or even arranging an appearance from the bunny himself!
Decorating eggs is a long-standing Easter tradition that many people enjoy as part of their holiday celebrations. It’s a fun activity for all ages, from young children to adults, and can be done individually or as a group.
One of the most popular ways to decorate eggs is with dye and stickers. Simply hard boil some eggs, let them cool and then dip them in dye to create a colorful base. Then, let your creativity run wild by adding stickers, glitter or other decorations to make them unique.
Decorating eggs is not only a fun activity, but it also has symbolic meaning. Eggs have long been associated with rebirth and new life, making them a perfect symbol for the Easter holiday. The act of decorating eggs can be seen as a way to celebrate the arrival of spring and the new beginnings it brings.
We hope you enjoy your Easter celebrations no matter what you get up to. Don’t forget to snap a photo of your St Pierre Easter creations and tag us @stpierreusa on Instagram and Facebook if you try any of our Easter recipe ideas. We’d love to see your delicious and creative masterpieces!