Edd Kimber’s Easter bakes

Bake Off star Edd Kimber gives our favourite recipes a deliciously quirky twist.

Edd Kimber
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Rhubarb, marzipan and white chocolate loaf

This is a quick way to make a layer cake. Instead of baking three layers individually, this recipe uses a loaf cake method. It is made with marzipan, which gives it a wonderful velvety texture and keeps it fresh for days. A great cake for Easter.

Rhubarb marzipan and white chocolate loaf
Nassima Rothacker

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Rhubarb vanilla jam

One of my favourite ways to extend the enjoyment of the forced rhubarb season. Instead of using a jam sugar, which has added pectin to ensure a nice set, I use a little lemon juice. This adds brightness – though it’s a slightly softer set compared to a commercially made jam.

rhubarb vanilla jam
Nassima Rothacker

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Maple, bacon and fig hot cross buns

One of my favourite ways to eat a hot cross bun is toasted and served as a bacon sandwich. With these, the bacon is baked into the buns with dried figs for a wonderful sweet-and-salty twist.

maple, bacon and fig hot cross buns
Nassima Rothacker

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Cookie dough Easter egg truffles

Cookie dough is like a little chef’s treat as you bake. But raw eggs and flour aren’t the best things for us to consume. So these are made without eggs and the flour baked for 5 minutes so you can enjoy them worry-free.

cookie dough Easter egg truffles
Nassima Rothacker

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Lemon curd Easter egg cookies

An Easter take on the jammy dodger – great to make with kids over the break. The curd recipe makes more than you’ll need but it’s also delicious on toast or dolloped into a bowl of granola and yogurt.

lemon curd Easter egg cookies
Nassima Rothacker

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Mini egg marshmallow crunch bars

A retro joy, inspired by the cornflake cakes we all enjoyed as kids. The base is crisp and chewy, topped with chocolate and a scattering of chocolate mini eggs. Great for little (and big) kids!

mini egg marshmallow crunch bars
Nassima Rothacker

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Styling: Tamzin Ferdinando