5 - Simnel Cake, UK
In the UK Easter is celebrated with a slice of Simnel Cake, a marzipan cake flavoured with raisins and spices, composed of two layers and decorated with 11 almond paste balls, one for each apostle of Jesus excluding Judas. It is eaten on Easter Sunday and it can be prepared for example with Optima 180 – 35 CBNN cake baking mold in pure cellulose cardboard with a rolled edge and then served on a Novacart golden cardboard disk.
6 – Hot Cross Buns, UK
Staying in the UK, we now move on to the Hot Cross Buns, little bread rolls flavoured with cloves and a crossed on the surface, made with a sweet batter or glaze, to symbolize Jesus cross. They are preferably eaten for breakfast.
7 – Semlas, Denmark
In Denmark Easter means Semlas, round-shaped rolls stuffed with almond paste and whipped cream. Semlas are excellent with tea or coffee, but also dipped in hot milk.
8 –Mona de Pascua, Spain
During the Holy Week in Spain families bake Mona de Pascua, a ring cake made of sweet bread with boiled eggs with shell inserted into the dough. The name comes from the Arabic and means “Easter gift”, since it marked the end of the Lent fast. The egg is used for a reason: traditionally in fact, besides meat, the Catholics also avoided to eat eggs during Lent. The modern version of the Mona de Pascua is often decorated with icing and colored chocolate eggs.
9 – Paçoca, Brazil
The Paçoca is a traditional Easter dessert in Brazil, made of cassava flour, peanuts and sugar. This dessert is also eaten during Festa Junina, celebrated in June for the solstice of the austral winter. In Brazil, it is usually eaten in the streets during processions.
10 – Capirotada, Mexico
We will conclude this journey around the world with the Capirotada, a traditional Easter dessert in Mexico, flavoured with spices and raisins, cloves and cheese. The ingredients have a symbolic meaning: for example the cloves represent Christ’s cross, the cinnamon represents the sticks that were use to beat Christ.