Just one more day until your first Easter recipe comes out lovely people so keep those eyes peeled! But, in the meantime and to get you thinking about what could be on your table this festive holiday, here are a few Easter dishes from around the world to get you in the spirit.
Cheese pashka is a traditional Easter dish made from “tvorog” (farmers’ cheese/curd cheese), which is white, symbolising the purity of Christ, the Paschal Lamb, and the joy of the Resurrection.
The pashka is decorated with traditional religious symbols, such as the “Chi Ro” motif, a three-bar cross, and the letters X and B(Cyrillic letters which stands for Христосъ Воскресe. This is the Slavonic form of the traditional Paschal greeting: “Christ is Risen!”). All of these religious decorations symbolise Christ’s Passion and Resurrection.
Colomba di Pasqua –Italy
Colomba pasquale or colomba di Pasqua (“Easter Dove” in English) is an Italian traditional Easter cake, the counterpart of the two well known Italian Christmas desserts, panettone and pandoro.
The dough for the colomba is made in a similar manner to panettone, with flour, eggs, sugar, natural yeast and butter; unlike panettone, it usually contains candied peel and no raisins. The dough is then fashioned into a dove shape (colomba in Italian) and finally is topped with pearl sugar and almonds before being baked.
Hot cross buns- UK
This beautiful pastry is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top, traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, South Africa, India, andCanada, and now available all year round in some places.
And for something a little more on the savoury side of life….
Chervil Soup- Germany
This deliciously green soup id traditionally served on the Thursday before Good Friday in German homes.
Stay tuned for my collection of Easter Feasting recipes. You wont be disappointed! Happy Almost Easter!