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Easter falls on April 8 this year, with a lovely long bank holiday weekend of Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday on either side.

It's the perfect time to celebrate with your family, and what better way than with delicious food?

We've teamed up with three of the most popular food bloggers to debate the most delicious food for Easter and find out what you, our Parentdish audience, would most like to be tucking into. So what would be your choice?

Do you think the best treat comes from fresh-from-the-oven hot cross buns?

Head over to the wonderful Cooking, Cakes and Children where Amy has a delicious, easy-to-make recipe for hot cross buns.

Amy says: "I love a good excuse to do some baking and Easter provides the perfect opportunity. The first recipe that springs to mind when I think of Easter is hot cross buns. The children and I love to bake these together during the holidays and whilst they may not look as perfect as the shop bought ones, they taste amazing. Perfect for a Good Friday (and beyond) treat!


Do you think nothing beats a traditional roast, your family gathered together around the table?

Mari from the brilliant Mari's World argues that roast lamb cooked to perfection is the perfect way to celebrate Easter. Head to her blog to see the full recipe.

She says: "The Italians say 'Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi' - Christmas with your family, Easter with whoever you want'. I say just make sure there's some roast lamb on the table with all the trimmings.

"Easter is a moment when we can all relax and get together and you can't beat sitting around a table and enjoying good food, good conversation and good company. Cooked with rosemary and wine and served with the freshest spring ingredients not only will it delight your belly but it will blast all of your senses in one go, buon appetite!"


Or do you think Easter equals chocolate, preferably lots of it? And even better if it's a chocolate recipe you can make with your children?

Cathy from must-visit NurtureStore, a site offering oodles of creative ideas, loves cooking with her children.

She says: "Easter is the perfect time to get creative with the kids in the kitchen – this Easter we've made some Easter Bunny lollipops. Lots of fun and they taste yum!" Skip over to her blog to see the bunnies in all their glory and how to make them.