7 Great Easter Recipes
Easter, is the festival of celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The celebration of Easter is incomplete without its traditional delicacies. The preparation of Easter food in families, bring them together and strengthen their bond. Below are a collection of recipes of traditional Easter recipes:
1. Easter Egg Salad
This is a simple Easter recipe, that can be prepared in less than 6 steps.
6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
2 tsps lemon juice
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp dried minced onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper
– Take the lemon juice, onions and mayonnaise in a large bowl.
– Add salt and pepper to the mixture.
– Now, add the eggs and celery to the bowl.
– Stir the mixture.
– Finally cover it with a lid and refrigerate.
Your egg salad is ready to serve!
2. Easter Fruit Cake
2 cups Brown Sugar
1 1/2 cups Dried Mixed Fruit
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
2 tbsp Ground Cloves
2 tbsp Ground Allspice
2 tbsp Ground Nutmeg
1 1/2 cups Chopped Nuts
1 1/2 cups Butter, melted
1 tbsp Baking Soda
2 tbsp Vanilla Essence
2 tbsp Lemon Zest
1 1/2 cups Raisins
– Preheat the oven to 225 degree F.
– Take a large bowl. Mix the flour, spices, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla essence, sugar, fruits, nuts, melted butter and baking soda in the bowl.
– Pour the above mixture over a greased pan.
– Bake for about half an hour.
– Cool it on a wire rack.
– Finally, wrap it in a foil.
3. Hot-Cross Bun
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon instant powdered milk
2 teaspoons milk
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons butter
1 egg yolk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg white
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1/4 cup white sugar
3/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dried currants
– Pour the warm water in a bread maker. To this add butter, skimmed milk powder, quarter cup sugar, salt, egg, egg white, flour and yeast. Now start on dough program.
– When only 5minutes are left for kneading, add the currants and cinnamon. Now leave it in the machine till double.
– Punch down on floured surface and cover it with a lid.
– Let it rest 10 minutes.
– Shape them into 12 balls. Now place them, in a greased 9 x 12 inch pan.
– Cover the pan and let it rise in a warm place till double, for around 35 to 40 minutes.
– Mix the egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water. Brush it on the 12 balls.
– Finally, bake it at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes.
– Remove it from pan immediately and cool it on a wire rack.
– For making the crosses, mix the milk, vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar together in a bowl. Brush it in the shape of cross on each bun after cooling.
4. Roasted Lamb Shanks
4 lamb shanks
4 lg. baking potatoes
1 (28 oz.) chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp. paprika
1 1/2 cups water
2 tsp. salt
– Have the butcher to cut the lamb shanks in two places through the bone.
– Rinse the lamb using cold water. Carefully remove the fat and the sinew.
– Place it, in a roasting pan.
– Add tomatoes, salt, paprika and water to the mixture.
– Roast it in an oven at 375 degrees for about half an hour.
– Now, turn the meat over and roast it for another half an hour.
– Slice the potatoes lengthwise in pieces of quarter inch each.
– Place them around the lamb shanks in such a way that the liquid covers them.
– Roast it for another half an hour.
– Turn the lamb and potatoes over and roast another half an hour.
– The meat is supposed to cook for a total of two hours.