Easter is celebrated around the world in various different ways, so we thought we’d bring you our favorite Easter foods from far and wide and show you how to make them. Try something different this year with an international take on Easter!
Hot cross buns are traditional spiced Easter teacakes that are served on Good Friday. They feature a cross which is symbolic of the cross that Jesus carried. They are often eaten simply cut lengthways and spread with butter or toasted as a traditional afternoon Easter snack.
300ml full-fat milk, 50g butter, 500g strong bread flour, 1 tsp salt, 75g white sugar, 1 tbsp sunflower oil, 7g sachet of fast-acting yeast, 1 egg – beaten, 75g raisins, 50g mixed peel, zest of 1 orange, 1 apple – peeled and chopped, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 75g plain flour, 3 tbsp apricot preserve.
Paska is a cream cheese-based savory dessert that’s served at Easter time in many parts of Russia. It’s sometimes decorated with dried and fresh fruit which gives it an ornamental appearance.
½ cup chopped crystallized ginger, ¼ cup mixed peel, ½ cup dried currants, ¼ cup chopped dried figs, ¼ cup chopped dried pear, 2 tbsp amaretto, 4oz unsalted butter, 4oz caster sugar, 2 egg yolks, 750g fresh ricotta, zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange, 2 tbsp lemon juice, ½ cup chopped toasted almonds, ½ cup sour cream.
We’re used to borscht being a deep red, but at Easter time this special meal is made right across Poland. It’s sometimes called Zurek, and it’s very hearty and filling!
4 hard-boiled eggs, 1 lb. Polish Kielbasa (smoked is best!), 6 cup water, 1 tsp salted butter, 4 cloves garlic – diced, 1 onion – diced, 2 lbs. potatoes – diced, 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, 1 cup sour cream, ¼ cup white flour.
No matter who you’re celebrating Easter with this year, there are lots of different meals you could choose from, so why not try one of these exciting Easter dishes from around the world to wow your friends and family?!