Make These Easter Recipes a New Tradition
Around the world, a variety of dishes help commemorate the end of the Lenten fast. Whether you're whipping up a hearty Easter brunch or preparing a celebratory dinner feast, try your hand at some traditional Easter recipes from around the world. Thomas Payne
This recipe is a savory alternative to pizza pasquale, the sweet bread traditionally served with salame on Easter morning.
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Greek Easter Soup
A.k.a. pizza rustica and pizza chiena, this Italian classic calls for a whopping 18 eggs and two pounds of charcuterie, and we’re in love
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These sweet spiced buns, best when freshly hot out of the oven, are traditionally served on Easter, marked with a cross to symbolize Jesus’s crucifixion.
A whole raw egg is baked into the center of this braided Italian-style Easter bread, making the loaf as striking as it is delicious. Get the recipe for
Italian Easter Bread (Pane di Pasqua)
The recipe for this Polish Easter soup calls for fresh horseradish, but it works just as well with the prepared version.
This epic Genoese tart, filled with swiss chard, was traditionally made with 33 layers of dough—one for each year of Christ’s life.
Calabrians in Italy sometimes add sliced cured sausage to this popular frittata on Easter, to celebrate the end of Lent.
Greek Easter Bread
Dolmakadia, the Greek word for stuffed grape leaves, is one of the most iconic recipes of Greek cuisine and, although there are many varieties, the meatless version is the most common. In the warmer months, try to find and use fresh grape leaves; they are more tender and flavorful than the jarred types. Out of season, jarred leaves are a fine substitute (we prefer the Orlando brand).
Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves With Rice and Herbs (Dolmadakia)