Easter is an egg-citing holiday. And since you can’t step out to buy all the ingredients you may need to cook your favourite dishes, we thought of leaving a few quick and easy to make recipes in your virtual Easter basket to make this festive season egg-ceptional.

Ready or not, here goes!

5 dishes you can whip up for Easter with basic essentials:

French Toast

Start your morning with a delectable breakfast. French toasts are the easiest to make and take the least amount of time. Just add eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla extract to the mix (measure the ingredients according to your requirement), toss the bread slices in and fry it in butter. You will have your breakfast ready within ten minutes or less. The best part about this dish is that you can garnish it with any kinds of fruits, syrups or whipped cream.

Hot Chocolate

This one’s probably the easiest in the lot. A three-ingredient drink, heat some milk, add cocoa powder and sugar, and voila — your hot chocolate is good to go. Don’t have cocoa powder at home? Don’t stress. Just melt a few cubes of dark chocolate (milk chocolate) and let it blend in.

Hard-boiled Egg Salad

It’s Easter, so it’s quite evident that eggs feature in most of the dishes and rightfully so, don’t you think? All you need for this salad are some hard-boiled eggs, a teaspoon of salt and pepper, stir-fried greens and perhaps some mayonnaise/ grated cheese. Suitable for both lunch and as an evening snack, this dish is delicious and healthy.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bread and cheese are often used to cook dishes for Easter but the cuisine differs based on culture. Here’s our simple take to bring them together. A grilled cheese sandwich is an easy-to-make dish that will turn out to be a real delight for your tastebuds. Be it multigrain, whole wheat or brown, select the bread of your choice, butter it up, add some cheese in and grill away!

Don’t have a microwave or oven?

Use the stove or an induction.

Chocolate Lava Cake

You can’t thoroughly enjoy any festivity without indulging in some dessert. So here’s a three-ingredients Chocolate Lava Cake that will leave you craving for more. To make this sweet course, you need to crush some chocolate biscuits (just open that pack of Oreo already), a bar of chocolate, and some milk. Mix the pudding in a cup and leave it in the microwave for three-four minutes or place it a bowl made of aluminium foil and let it cook on a stove.

There you have it. Just crack open to new possibilities this Easter and savour the tradition of eating simple and scrumptious food made by using elementary ingredients at home.