Easter Traditions

Even though we’ll all be staying very close to home this Easter, it doesn’t mean we can’t add a global flavour to events.

Here’s a round-up of recipes and traditions from around the world that you might try adding into your own celebrations.


Kulich – Russian Easter Bread

Try an alternative to making hot cross buns with kulich, a fruit studded bread similar to panettone in texture. Enjoyed in Russia and other Orthodox countries at Easter time, it’s a perfect tea time addition. There are special kulich baking tins, but clean, empty, standard size baked bean tins make an ideal substitute

Find the recipe over on Great British Chefs.



Get soaking wet

If the weather is lovely, then perhaps take on the Polish Easter Monday tradition of pouring water on one another. Although maybe limit yourselves to a water pistol fight! With its origins in the baptism of Polish Prince Mieszko in 966AD, it’ll certainly burn off some energy around the garden.


Torta Pasqualina – Italian Easter Pie

Here’s a delicious vegetarian alternative for lunch over Easter. Traditionally eaten in parts of Italy on Easter Sunday, this spinach and egg pie can be eaten cold or warm. It’s probably not just the vegetarians who are going to enjoy this tasty treat.

Find the recipe over on Great Italian Chefs



Make Easter trees

In Germany, it’s common to walk down the street and see decorative eggs hanging on trees in the gardens at Easter time. Inside the house, it’s like the Easter bunny has taken over the Christmas tree. Sounds like a perfect thing to do this year to cheer things up. Break out your fairy lights, get the tree out, and make some decorations.


Torrijas from Spain

Spain really goes to town on sweet treats in the week running up to Easter. Torrijas is their version of French toast, so a great standby if you’ve got some bread that’s a little past its best. There are lots of different toppings and accompaniments, but it’s always sprinkled with a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Good Food have a delicious-sounding recipe. You can, of course, leave the sherry out if you choose.



What traditions do you observe in your family? We always love to hear what you’re up to!

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