10 Traditional Foods For Easter


We are all well aware of the Easter eggs and the Easter chocolate bunny. But that’s not all there is to Easter. Just like any other holiday celebrated all over the world, there are certain foods and recipes that are associated with Easter.

Here are some of the traditional foods served in different parts of the world on Easter:

1. Colomba Pasquale

Colomba Pasquale is a traditional Italian Easter bread loaf made of candied peels, natural yeast, eggs, flour, butter and sugar.

It is coated with sugar before it is baked and is usually served in a dove shape to symbolize peace.


2. Tsoureki

Tsoureki is wild cherry seed flavored bread that is commonly served in Greece for Easter. It is often decorated with eggs that are dyed red; this is believed to symbolize the blood of Jesus.


3. Mona de Pascua

Mona de Pascua is a round or doughnut shaped sweet Spanish pastry. Like the Tsoureki, it’s also decorated with hard boiled eggs. It is commonly served on Easter Monday.


4. Pashka

Pashka is the Russian word for Easter. This popular Easter dessert is very similar to what a cheesecake tastes like as it is mainly made from cream cheese and cottage cheese; only difference, it’s pyramid-shaped.

The shape symbolizes the rising of Christ. An XB inscription is also common in Pashkas.


5. Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are common in the United Kingdom. These buns are usually filled with raisins and are decorated with white cross frosting on top. The cross is believed to symbolize the crucifixion of Christ.


6. Roast Lamb

Roast Lamb is a traditional American Easter dinner staple. This scrumptious main dish is best served with steamed veggies and gravy.

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7. Capirotada

Capirotada is similar to what Americans would call a bread pudding. Capirotada is commonly served on Good Friday in Mexico. This delicious delight is made up of a toasted bolilo, which is similar to a French baguette soaked in syrup made of cane sugar, and is usually made with an assortment of nuts.

Some recipes also include a layer of meat.


8. Chervil Soup

Chervil Soup is a traditional Easter soup served in Germany. Its main ingredient is the chervil plant from the fern family with a dash of parsley and anise. This green soup is commonly served on Maundy Thursdays.


9. Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake is usually baked for Easter tea. It’s a light fruit cake with layers of almond paste. 12, sometimes 11, Marzipan balls are used to decorate the cake, representing the 12 disciples of Jesus.


10. Pacoca de Amendoim

Pacoca de Amendoim is a Brazilian peanut candy that is a traditional Easter delight in Latin American countries. It’s made of ground peanuts and sugar.

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