Easter is coming and so we are all getting ready to cook our Easter recipes! Now that we have more time to #stayhome than ever, let’s discover the best dishes from Europe!
Every time I think about Easter I get sooo hungry! I used to travel a lot around the world and I had time to discover so many different kind of food and traditions, many of them related to holiday time. Easter has always had a strong impact on food tradition in many Countries! Every year families take their time to cook typical Easter recipes and this is such a nice moment, because it is when tradition is handed down from the older to the younger people. I am sure you have your own Easter recipe, share it with me in the comments or on my official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
EASTER RECIPES FROM EUROPE, SHARE YOURS!
THE ITALIAN TRADITION
Guess who is always on my mind when we speak about food? Italy, of course! Here tradition can be very different from Region to Region and Easter recipes are so various! Campania Region is one of the most famous, with delicious dessert like Pastiera (I will show you soon the original recipes on my socials!) and dishes like the Casatiello, a salad cake based on tons of eggs and salumi, here you can find a good recipe. Sicily is famous for the Cuddura Siciliana, colourful Italian biscuits traditionally baked during Easter celebrations and served as a playful sweet snacks. Bologna is famous for fried lamb chops, a classic grandma’s Easter recipe, perfect for a quick family meal!
EASTER RECIPES: THE FINNISH MÄMMI
Here we are to Finland and its typical Easter recipes, one of the best is the Mämmi! Mämmi is traditionally made of water, rye flour, and powdered malted rye, seasoned salt, and dried powdered Seville orange zest. The mixture is then allowed to go through a slow natural sweetening process before being baked in an oven until set with Maillard reaction. Preparation takes many hours, and after baking the mämmi is stored chilled for three to four days before being ready to eat. Here the recipe!
THE NETHERLANDS AND THE EASTER EGGNOG
Its name is Advocaat and it is a delicious dessert based on custard that you can personalized as you like, adding cinnamon or vanilla and (just for adults!) vodka and brandy. My favorite is the one made with honey instead of sugar. Yummy! Here the recipe!
THE HOT CROSS EASTER BUNS FROM THE UK
Welcome to the UK! When I go to London during Easter time I can’t miss a hot cross bun, aka a spiced sweet bun usually made with fruit, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, India, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and some parts of the Americas. A worldwide recipe! The bun marks the end of Lent and different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning, including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus. Here the recipe!
EASTER RECIPES: LE GIGOT D’AGNEAU PASCAL MADE IN FRANCE
French lamb on the table for Easter. You can find many variants in the mediterranean area but the french one leg of lamb recipe is one of my favorites. A good and fast recipes typical of Easter time, but you can basically do it whenever you want during the year. Lamb leg, salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic. Here it is one!
LET’S GO TO SPAIN WITH THE TORRIJA!
Easter recipes, anyone? The Torrija is so spanish, and so good! This desserts are actually made a variety of different ways. Some people use sweet red wine, others use milk, and some add different liquors. Torrijas are often topped with cinnamon and sugar, but others are covered with honey, and some are simply left alone! My advice is to try your own one!
And what is your favorite Easter recipe? Comment below!