Category Archives: Easter

All Hail The Easter Bunny!

Rabbits have been associated with the spring since ancient times. It is believed that the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring, Eostre had a hare as her companion. The hare is an ancient symbol of fertility and rebirth and was a popular … Continue reading

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Kugelhopf

With April fast approaching it is once again time to look into the Easter baking files. The kugelhopf, gugelhupf or gugelhopf is a southern German, Austrian, Swiss and Alsatian term for a marble or Bundt cake. It is firmly set … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Celebration Cake

Cake, Glorious Cake! Part 1 of 2 Anniversary Cakes date back to time immemorial. The ancient Egyptians were the first to show evidence of advanced baking skills, while the ancient Greeks made round or moon shaped honey cakes or bread … Continue reading

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Spring Lamb For Easter!

What better than a succulent joint of roast lamb to celebrate the Easter week-end! These hints and tips for doing just that come from an early sixties promotional pamphlet supplied with Womans Weekly magazine Following the transition from hunting and … Continue reading

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Easter Breads And Braids

Fruit Braid & Easter Ring  This is possibly one of my favorite sweet-dough recipes. There are others but having used this on a number of occasions and always getting a good result I shall include it here. These recipes come … Continue reading

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The Hot Cross Bun

A fruit (or speckled) bun, adopted by the Christian church for Easter as a celebration of the death and re-birth of Jesus (hence the Cross) This recipe comes from an article of around the early fifties. It’s a good recipe, … Continue reading

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Simnel – A Marzipan Cake

Simnel Cake was originally a large spiced plum pudding that emerged sometime during the 15th century. Initially it was wrapped in a cloth, like a pudding, and simmered in water. Later, it would be removed from the cloth and baked into the form … Continue reading

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