TSOUREKI – GREEK EASTER BREAD

TSOUREKI – GREEK EASTER BREAD

Tsoureki is a traditional Greek Bread served at the Easter meal flavored with overtones of orange and anise. It’s shaped into a twisted wreath or a braid and has red colored hard boiled eggs tucked into pockets formed between the twists.

Although the traditional color for the eggs is red, pastel hues of blue, yellow, light pink and lime green can help welcome the Easter bunny just as well! Continue reading

Hot Cross Buns – an Easter tradition

Hot Cross Buns – an Easter tradition

In 1592, Queen Elizabeth I decreed that hot cross buns could no longer be sold on any day except for Good Friday, Christmas or for burials. They were simply too special to be eaten any other day. To get around this explains that people baked the buns in their own kitchens although if they were caught they had to give up all of the illegal buns on their premises to the poor. Continue reading