As I am quite sure we all know what Easter means, I am not going to go into the details of explaining the Christian meaning of this day. For me, both Christmas and Easter always meant a big family gathering at grandma’s. Our family is scattered around Europe, and we don’t get together too often: weddings, funerals, Christmas and Easter.
Easter also means eating special foods you never ever do, but on those special days. In Northern Croatia, where my mom is from, we eat sweet bread with cooked ham, horseradish and hard-boiled eggs, all taken to church in a basket to be blessed. Grandma usually does that at 6 in the morning, so by the time we wake up it is all laid on the table waiting for us. The smell of horseradish, ham…and grandma’s special tea – priceless!
In Zagreb, for example, they eat spring onions instead of horseradishes. The smell of onions at the church on Sunday morning is quite priceless too, especially for those singing in the church choir like my brother (who eats horseradish, and smells of early spring morning).
I’ve collected for you several Easter Europen Easter bread recipes to browse through:
Jump to Ania's Kitchen for the recipe.
Do you have a family recipe? What does your Easter breakfast table look like? Tell us in the comments below!
Happy Easter everyone!