Easter is symbolic of new beginnings and marks the end of Lent, a six-week period of abstinence. So it isn’t surprising that, across the world, a variety of sweet treats are served during Easter. We take a look at some of them.
Dish: Pashka From: Russia
This is a pyramid-shaped dessert made out of cheese. The dish is often decorated with religious symbols, such as the letters XB, from “Christos Voskres”, which means “Christ is Risen”.
Dish: Hot Cross Buns From: The Us
This is the most well-known Easter dish across the world and comes in the form of a sweet spiced bun filled with currants or raisins, and marked with a cross. Hot cross buns can go on sale in Australia and New Zealand as early as New Year’s Day or even after Christmas.
Dish: Tsoureki From: Greece
This is a brioche-like bread that is flavoured with an essence drawn from the seeds of wild cherries. It is often decorated with hard-boiled eggs that are dyed red, to symbolize the blood of Christ.
Dish: Rosquillas From: Spain
Rosquillas are baked or fried doughnuts made from fermented flour, and vary depending on which region of Spain you’re in. Some are dusted with sugar, others flavoured with rosemary, and some even soaked in anise liqueur.