Top 5 Traditional European Easter Recipes

Top 5 Traditional European Easter Recipes

It's time to delve into some traditional European Easter recipes! There's a historic Simnel Cake symbolizing medieval traditions or the delightful Tsoureki Easter Bread with a heavenly blend of mahlepi, orange, and cardamom. You can enjoy a quick and delectable Italian dish of Sciusceddu meatball broken egg soup or try the unique donut-shaped Casatiello bread filled with salami, ham and cheese. Or try the Torta Pasqualina, a perfect Easter pie best made the day before!

1 - Simnel Cake

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Top 5 Traditional European Easter Recipes

We are starting with Simnel cake that has roots dating back to Medieval Times. This is a fruit cake featuring three layers of marzipan. Originally associated with Mothering Sunday, it symbolised a creation by servant girls for their mothers. Adorned with eleven or twelve marzipan balls representing the apostles, this historical treat is most commonly associated with Easter.

2 - Tsoureki Easter Bread

Top 5 Traditional European Easter Recipes

Tsoureki is the Greek Easter bread and is a true treat! Infused with the scents of mahlepi, orange and cardamom, it boasts a light and buttery texture. Following this method ensures your tsoureki stays fresh for days!

3 - Sciusceddu Italian Meatball Broken Egg Soup

Top 5 Traditional European Easter Recipes

Sciusceddu is a festive Italian meatball soup that features the most delicate and tender meatballs in a comforting creamy egg broth. Ready in just about 20 minutes this dish is not only delicious but also quick and easy.

4 - Casatiello Cheese Bread

Top 5 Traditional European Easter Recipes

Castatiello is an Italian Easter bread from Naples. It is a unique donut-shaped treat eaten during the Easter season. This leavened bread is filled with a delicious mix of salami, ham and cheese. Topped with whole eggs sporting dough crosses it holds symbolic significance.

5 - Torta Pasqualina

Top 5 Traditional European Easter Recipes

Torta Pasqualina is a tasty Italian pie with spinach or chard and ricotta and is perfect for Easter. It's like a layered pastry filled with cooked greens, ricotta cheese and whole eggs. And it's even better when you make it the day before!

So tell me Dear Reader, have you tried any of these dishes?

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