And as we were putting our collection together, it got us thinking about different Easter foodie treats around the world…
Here at Anges de Sucre we aren’t super traditional, as the traditional Easter cake is Simnel Cake. This cake has been eaten since Medieval times and is still enjoyed in the UK and Ireland.
A richly fruited cake is topped with a layer of marzipan and then decorated with eleven marzipan balls. These marzipan balls represent Jesus’ disciples. This sounds super heavy and straightlaced, so not so much our style – but perhaps good with a cup of tea?
This is a traditional Easter food in Greece. Tsoureki is a plaited sweet loaf, with the three strands representing the holy Trinity. It’s made with flour, eggs, butter, and sugar – so a pretty rich bread, by anyone’s standards. Similar to brioche in texture.
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It’s then seasoned with orange zest and aromatic mastic. This bread is traditionally served on Easter Sunday at breakfast, with lashings of butter or even Nutella. It sounds so good, right?!
Capirotada is a traditional Easter treat in Mexico that’s served on Good Friday. It’s a bread pudding that’s made from cinnamon, piloncillo, cloves, raisins, bread… and cheese.
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People sometimes also add nuts, seeds and fresh fruit. Occasionally people also put a layer of meat in it… Look, we’re open minded but we reckon this dish has to be tried to be understood.
Those Scandis are known for their baked goods, and they deliver at Easter too. Swedes make (or eat) Semlas. These cardamon buns are filled with milk and almond paste and then topped with whipped cream.
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OMG, these sound so good we are pondering booking tickets to Sweden ASAP just to try.
Mona de Pascua
Over in Spain, they make Mona de Pascua during Holy week. This is a cake comes in lots of different shapes and sizes.
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Originally the cake had hard-boiled eggs pressed into it, but more often than not this is now coloured chocolate eggs, which we're kinda digging more. It’s tradition that godparents give their godchildren a mona on Easter Sunday.
Italians are always reliable for a nice delicacy right? And the Sicilians have got it sewn up with this ricotta pie, which is traditionally served at Easter. It’s shortcrust pastry, with a baked ricotta filling that has lemon zest mixed through it. Think baked lemon cheesecake – that’s the kind of vibe we’re talking about.
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We like this version with cheeky choccie chips stirred in. And as huge lemon cake fans, this would go down a treat at the Anges de Sucre bakery.
From light and lemony to teeth-shatteringly sweet, Cocadas are going to satisfy those with even the sweetest tooth. They’re made from condensed milk, eggs and desiccated coconut, which are formed into egg shapes and enjoyed around South America at Easter.
Have you got any Easter treats your family go mad for? Maybe a hot-cross-bun bread and butter pudding, or other special dessert? Or do you think Easter eggs – and one of our Easter cakes, obz – is enough?! Let us know in the comments.