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Traditional Easter dishes from across the world!

Thursday, 13 April 2017
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Easter is just around the corner. It is one of those few occasions when families gets together to celebrate with atleast one special dish, that has been handed down through generations.

Let’s peek into these traditional dishes from around the world that’ll intrigue you.

Hot Cross Buns – UK

Hot cross buns are a delicious treat savored on Easter mornings. Even though this tradition is largely followed in Britain, it is not uncommon to find people indulging in hot cross buns in various places around the world as well.

Pashka – Russia

It’s a pyramid shaped mound of cheese which is prepared all week long and is brought to the church on the day before Easter, to be blessed. This pyramid of cheese is usually decorated with various religious symbols.


Bun and Cheese – Jamaica

Easter morning treats in Jamaica are sweet and spiced bread which are topped with creamy and mild cheddar cheese – the Jamaican version of the English hot cross buns.

Mammi – Finland

Mammi is actually a traditional Finnish Easter dessert made from molasses, salt, rye and powdered orange zest. It is consumed on Easter mornings with cold milk or cream and sugar. Preparing this dish takes days and is definitely worth the wait.

Schinken im Brotteig – Germany

This name literally means ham in bread and that’s exactly what it is. It’s a traditional German Easter dish and is made in almost all homes in Germany.

Ma'amoul – Lebanon

Maamoul is a delicious traditional Middle Eastern pastry that is made on religious holidays such as Easter or Eid. The pastry is filled with pistachios, dates and walnuts.

Pacoca de Amendoim – Brazil

This sweet treat is made from peanuts, sugar and cassava flour and is served on Easter in every Brazilian household.

Torta Pasqualina – Italy

This delicious spinach and egg pie is eaten on Easter Sunday in Italy. Traditionally it’s served cold and features whole eggs inside the pie to give it a unique appearance.

Fesikh – Egypt

Fesikh is an ungutted fish which is salted and dehydrated and is typical to Egypt. It is consumed with various other delicacies on Easter.

Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá – Portugal

Bacahau is the Portuguese name for cod and this dish, which is made of bacalhua, potatoes, onions and eggs, is served for Easter lunch in Portugal.

You can always add these scrumptious dishes to your Easter menu, but the best way to savour them is to visit these countries during Easter and enjoy their food the traditional way.

Book your flights tickets early and ensure you get your travel cards before you leave, to ensure your exchange rates are locked in. Pack your bag and off you go on a culinary journey!

Last modified on Thursday, 13 April 2017 06:39

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