4 Traditional Easter Recipes
Do you want to make traditional Easter recipes? After stringent fasting of Lent, it is but a need to have a feast on Easter day. Colored and hard boiled eggs are one of the most common Easter recipes followed in many parts of the world. Learn some conventional yet delicious traditional Easter recipes to treat yourself and your family this Easter.
1. Hot Cross Buns
One of the most common Easter recipes, hot cross buns are eaten on Good Friday as well. Mix 500 g flour, 55 g muscovado sugar, salt, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and other mixed spices. Cut two oz of butter into pieces and mix them with the flour to form rough sand texture. Mix in 100 g of mixed fruits, 25 g of candied mixed peel and finally sprinkle yeast. Bring all contents together in 300 ml warm milk using a spatula to form sticky soft dough. After kneading, divide into 12 small portions and cover to let the dough rise. Preheat oven; make crosses with butter, flour and salt and place on the buns. Bake for 15 minutes and cool before you eat.
2. Baked Ham
This family favorite for Easter lunch features on every Easter recipe list. Gammon as popularly referred to is raw bacon leg. Let 2.7 kg of gammon marinate in 200 ml red wine and two bay leaves for a period of 6 hours. Simmer 250 g of freshly dried apricots with wine and bay leaves used in the marinade for 15 minutes. Stuff the cooled apricots in every opening of the gammon. Use double foil to wrap the meat with a slit on the top for steam to escape. Let it roast for two hours in the oven. Remove the meat and increase oven temperature. Make diagonal cuts on the ham and insert cloves on each intersection. Smear demerara sugar and bake for a further 15 minutes for sugar to crystallize and give the meat its golden color.