With Easter on its way, we are seeing an increase in sales for our dried fruits such as currants, sultanas, mixed peel, and cranberries for sweet seasonal baked goods. Mixed spice blends, and sweet spices such as cinnamon, allspice, ginger and nutmeg are also in demand from our customers looking to create exciting new bakery products for the Spring season.
We also offer tropical dried fruits such as dates, figs and apricots, and ingredients and blends for suitable for European style foods such as pannetones, stollens, bagels, simnel cakes, bundts, and spiced buns and loaves. Dried fruit has an excellent shelf life and can also be rehydrated by adding water if required in a bakery formulation, making them highly versatile for baked goods.
At-home bakers are becoming more creative, incorporating popular Easter chocolate brands into traditional recipes, such as Mini Eggs rocky road, Crème Egg brownies, Chocolate Orange millionaires shortbread, and chocolate traybakes using a range of chocolate treats. Bakery in the home has surged during the pandemic, so retailers would be wise to stock up on baking essentials, such as flour, sugar, yeast, cocoa and spices, as well as unusual finished products for shoppers to enjoy at home.
Easter dishes and dinners
For Easter dinners and dishes, we offer a huge selection of savoury herbs, spices and blends. We supply stuffing mixes for lamb dishes, such as Greek lamb, a seasoning for Persian roast chicken, and flavoursome herb blends for adding excitement to Easter potatoes.
Plant-based and meat-free foods are set to be on the menu over the Easter season too, and we can supply ingredients and blends for vegan end products for the Easter dinner table.
We already supply ingredients for vegan meals and our seasonings and blends can be incorporated into finished goods such asmeat-free pies, pasties, sausage rolls, sausages and plant-based burgers, and vegan paté or ‘faux-gras’ – all perfect for Easter dining in the home.
Contact us to discuss your requirements and to find out more about our ingredients and blends for Easter sweet and savoury foods.