4 Traditional Easter Recipes
Do you want to make traditional Easter recipes? After stringent fasting of Lent, it is but a need to have a feast on Easter day. Colored and hard boiled eggs are one of the most common Easter recipes followed in many parts of the world. Learn some conventional yet delicious traditional Easter recipes to treat yourself and your family this Easter.
1. Hot Cross BunsOne of the most common Easter recipes, hot cross buns are eaten on Good Friday as well. Mix 500 g flour, 55 g muscovado sugar, salt, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and other mixed spices. Cut two oz of butter into pieces and mix them with the flour to form rough sand texture. Mix in 100 g of mixed fruits, 25 g of candied mixed peel and finally sprinkle yeast. Bring all contents together in 300 ml warm milk using a spatula to form sticky soft dough. After kneading, divide into 12 small portions and cover to let the dough rise. Preheat oven; make crosses with butter, flour and salt and place on the buns. Bake for 15 minutes and cool before you eat.
2. Baked HamThis family favorite for Easter lunch features on every Easter recipe list. Gammon as popularly referred to is raw bacon leg. Let 2.7 kg of gammon marinate in 200 ml red wine and two bay leaves for a period of 6 hours. Simmer 250 g of freshly dried apricots with wine and bay leaves used in the marinade for 15 minutes. Stuff the cooled apricots in every opening of the gammon. Use double foil to wrap the meat with a slit on the top for steam to escape. Let it roast for two hours in the oven. Remove the meat and increase oven temperature. Make diagonal cuts on the ham and insert cloves on each intersection. Smear demerara sugar and bake for a further 15 minutes for sugar to crystallize and give the meat its golden color.
3. White Borscht SoupOne of the quintessential Polish Easter recipes, the soup is best had in the morning of Easter or during dinner. To a large pot, add six cups of fat removed sausage water and garlic. Let it boil and then simmer for five minutes. Use a fork to blend sour cream and flour. Mix hot sausage water and transfer to the pot. Stir until soup thickens. Introduce hard cooked sliced eggs, boiled potatoes and Polish kielbasa sausages. Season as per your need and finally you can either add a dash of vinegar or a pinch of sugar. Tear rye bread and pour hot soup over it before eating.
4. Easter NestsMix one stick butter, half cup evaporated milk, two cups of granulated sugar and six tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa and bring to a roaring boil. Take off flame and let it cool a little. To this add one teaspoon vanilla, half cup peanut butter, two and half cups of fast cooking oatmeal and half cup flaked coconut. Take heaped tablespoons of the mixture and drop on waxed paper. Make indentations like that of a nest while it is still warm. They become firm when they dry. You can use these nests to store and eat jelly beans, candied hearts and other candies.
These are some of the traditional Easter recipes. Look for some more or customize them to celebrate Easter in the spirit it is meant to be.