Traditional Easter Recipes and Foods Resurrected by Evoma

Traditional Easter Recipes and Food Ideas Resurrected by Evoma

As is the tradition for every holiday and festival, we have something really special for you here on the Evoma Hotel Blog for Easter Sunday. Before we get to the Easter recipes and food ideas, let's take a minute to understand the celebration of Easter, the feast of lamb and the deviled eggs.

Easter Sunday is preceded by Good Friday, commemorating the crucification of Christ. That is what the sacrificial lamb is for. Three days later, the Resurrection of Christ and his empty grave is symbolized by the deviled eggs, on what is now known as Easter Sunday.

This year, it falls on April 1. Underscores the point that sacrifice for others now seems more of an April Fool joke, as does a divine intervention to absolve you of your sins.

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Easter Mass at the Vatican in St. Peter's Square. Photo credit – Ron Phillips/Flickr

Sinner or not, we would like you to enjoy the divine pleasure of the traditional Easter recipes and food ideas listed here, along with the mandatory Easter egg hunt and other desserts and treats that make it a fun-filled “Holy-Day” and Holy Week.

What should be your Easter menu? Here's a few traditional Easter meal ideas, courtesy of the Easter bunnies in our Kitchen here at Evoma.

Your Easter Menu

Main Easter course

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1. Roast lamb : The traditional meat and main course for your Easter meal on Sunday.

Ingredients: Lamb or Lamb leg, garlic, rosemary, potatoes, lemon, olive oil.

Mint sauce: Mint, sugar, wine vinegar, salt, pepper.

2. Hot cross buns : These are traditionally served on Good Friday and also Easter.

Ingredients: Butter, powdered milk, white sugar, salt, egg, all purpose flour, active dry yeat, dried currants, cinnamon ground, vanilla extract and milk.

Easter Meal Sides

3. Classic deviled eggs : This is a classic recipe which has to be a part of the easter menu.

Ingredients: Eggs, mayonnaise, white vinegar, mustard, salt, black pepper freshly ground, and paprika.

4. Roasted garlic mashed cheese potatoes : This is also a classic side dish to accompany the roasted lamb, your main course on the menu. Potatoes can be boiled a day ahead of time, and then easily roasted and mashed the next day easily.

Ingredients: Potatoes-peeled and rinsed, salted butter, cheese, heavy cream, salt and black pepper, and roasted garlic.

5. Classic deviled eggs : This is a classic recipe which has to be a part of the easter menu.

Ingredients: Eggs, mayonnaise, white vinegar, mustard, salt, black pepper freshly ground, and paprika.

6. Easter Biscuits : Easter Biscuits, sometimes referreed to as "Cakes," are eaten on Easter Sunday. They contain spices, currants, and optionally grated lemon rind.

Ingredients: Castor sugar, egg, currants, butter softened, flour, milk, mixed spices as desired.

Easter Cakes

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7. Pastiera: A traditional Neapolitan cake baked during Holy Week to celebrate Easter with the whole family.

Ingredients for pastry: Plain flour, sugar, unsalted butter, egg, icing sugar

Ingredients for filling: Berries (or any other fruit filling), unsalted butter, lemon zest, egg yolks, sugar, ricotta cheese, vanilla essence, cinnamon ground, and icing sugar for dusting.

8. Simnel cake : Fruit cake made for this Holy Week of Easter, with the Last Supper and Maundy Thursday in mind. Sugar almond paste (marzipan) as the layer at the top, with 11 marzipan balls, one for each apostle, except for Judas - who only got 30 pieces of silver.

Ingredients: Marzipan, butter, sugar, eggs, self-rising flour, sultanas, currants, candied peel, lemon zest, ground mixed spice, apricot jam.

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