Easter Brunch
Easter brunch often contains lamb and ham dishes. In this picture, British pastry cook Michael Lewis-Anderson displays an egg shell filled with praline chocolate and sugar at a Wittamer chocolate boutique ahead of Easter 2015.Reuters

There are but a few days in the calendar that call for a family gathering. Easter Day is one of them. It is that time of the year when loved ones sit down and trade stories, reminisce old times and share their love for food over brunch.

If you're planning to have guests over for one of the most important occasions of the year, then read our this list of must-have dishes crafted by Chefs Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson, among others.

Leg of lamb with amazing gravy by Jamie Oliver

Nothing screams Easter like a roasted leg of lamb. This treat, conjured up Jamie Oliver, requires you to give the lamb cut a crispy sear by frying it in herb butter, onions and garlic. Dash it into the oven for about 20 minutes and serve it with fresh mint sauce and celeriac potatoes.

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Asparagus stuffed eggs by Smitten Kitchen

This comforting appetiser is inspired by Julia Child. To make this version of devilled eggs, all you need to do is hard boil them, scoop out the yolk and cook it with asparagus puree, shallots or chives. Combine the mixture well and stuff the empty egg whites with a filling that's light, fresh and zesty.

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Honey glazed ham by Gordon Ramsay

An essential part of an Easter brunch is ham. Chef Gordon Ramsay's honey-glazed ham, obtained by using Madeira, demerara sugar, sherry vinegar and honey is a treat. Before you glaze the gammon, cut with a rich, sweet sauce, cook it with onions, black peppers, leek and carrots.

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Chicken pot pie with cream cheese and chive biscuits by Joy the baker

This all-in-one comfort dish is so easy to make that it will inspire you to host more Easter brunches. This creamy pot pie is made with carrots, peas, corn and perhaps other vegetables that you would like to add. Add the veggies to a roux and bake it with savoury cream cheese biscuits.

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Nigella Lawson's Easter egg nest cake

This classic dessert is a hero of any Easter lunch, brunch or dinner. If you love baking, put your skills to use with this recipe which requires you to mix dark chocolate with eggs, butter and castor sugar in order to produce a decadent and dense chocolate cake.

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