Maggie Beer’s delicious lunch, easy hot cross buns, ultimate chocolate recipes, plus cute craft for the kids
Easter being well and truly autumn, the weather is perfect to sit outside for lunch, with the younger ones playing cricket on the lawn until lunch is called. It’s all about having family and friends around you. This leg of lamb with the olives, anchovies, garlic and rosemary – all such natural accompaniments – is cooked at a moderate temperature for a couple of hours, then rested for at least half an hour before carving so those beautiful juices can be shared around and there’s no fighting over the knuckle. The vegetables that accompany the lamb are definitely the taste of autumn, too – the pumpkin, beetroot and the very first of the kale from the garden.