A few recipes for traditional easter foods and treats to eat as well as what the meaning of them and the easter weekend are.
Traditional Easter Foods and Treats
On a Good Friday traditionally you eat fish. Christians know that Jesus was executed on Good Friday, and therefore sacrificing his flesh for our sins. This is why for many years Christians have abstained from eating meat on Good Friday. The Vatican laid out this rule. For this reason many people, Christians or not, choose not to eat meat on Good Friday.
Then there is the Hot Cross Buns that are also eaten traditionally on a Good Friday. My favorite bun eaten toasted for a breakfast or just with good tasting butter on the buns sliced in half.
Fish and Hot Cross Buns Recipes For Good Friday.
Best Pickled Curry Fish for Easter tradition. Pickled curry fish is an amazing dish to have and can keep for a few days in the fridge.
Fried Fish and Chips with Salad. Fresh fish from the sea, fried with chips and salad of your choice could not be a better seafood meal.
Hot Cross Bun Recipes
Best Hot Cross Buns to make for Easter. These are so scrumptious and the most delicious and versatile spicy hot cross buns with raisons ever.
The origins of the Hot cross buns are derived from the 12th century Monks. According to the story that an Anglican monk baked these buns and placed the iced cross on them to represent Good Friday. Over all this time they gained popularity and became a tradition on Easter weekend.
Get more hot cross bun recipes below.
Double Chocolate Hot Cross Bun to bake for easter that include Chocolate chips. What more can you ask for, the family will love them.
The Easter Sunday Meal Recipes
Roasted Leg of Lamb & Mint Sauce. A simple spiced roasted leg of lamb and fresh mint sauce to add to the sliced meat for a tasty meal. With roasted potato’s and carrots.
Lamb is the one meal that is celebrated on an easter Sunday for many cultures in the world. The lamb roast with carrots dinner that many people eat on easter Sunday predates Easter. It is derived from the first Passover Seder of the Jewish people.
What snack do you often eat around Easter?
Did you know that carrots are a traditional easter food that can be cooked with the above roasted lamb and potato’s. This is quit obvious when you think of the Easter Bunny which is related to easter period. (explained in the below paragraphs)
Therefore baking Carrot Cakes and cupcakes are great snacks to eat on easter as well. What a great snack or cake to have as a dessert after the roasted lamb and potato and veggie meal.
Cakes and other dessert Recipes
Tasty Moist Carrot Cake is a favorite, spiced with cinnamon and crushed pineapple, pecans and coconut. With an amazing fluffy cream cheese frosting. Or for a traditional carrot cake on Easter Sunday top the cake with carrots, grated or blended with the cream cheese frosting. Oh yummy.
One of the most delicious cupcakes to bake is these moist tasty carrot cupcakes frosted with cream cheese and cocoa powder.
Why is a bunny associated with Easter? (Hence the carrots.)
Since the ancient times eggs and rabbits have been a symbol of fertility, while spring has been a symbol of rebirth. Even though rabbits don’t lay eggs, the association of these two symbols are natural. So it was believed that it originated as Pagan symbols for fertility and rebirth. Hence we call it the easter bunny and the easter egg. As that is what it symbolizes.
In the 19th century the easter bunny become common. As the bunny gives birth to a large litter of babies, called kittens. This is why children enjoy the Easter Egg hunts as part of the festival.
Easter Egg Recipes
Why do we eat chocolates at Easter?
As mentioned above the chocolate easter egg started as a Pagan symbol of fertility. To this day this developed into the representation of the resurrection of Christ. By all different backgrounds across the country.
Get these recipe for chocolate easter eggs below.
Why do we eat eggs on Easter?
Eggs represent new life and rebirth. In the medieval period, the eating eggs was forbidden during the Lent period. (the 40 days before Easter) So on Easter Sunday, tucking into an egg was a real treat.