Traditional Easter Food in the UK

Easter is the oldest and most important festival celebrated by the Christian Church, it celebrates the resurrection of Christ and is held between March 21st and April 25th, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.  The Easter weekend runs from Friday to Monday. Hot cross buns

Traditional Hot Cross Buns are served on Good Friday, these are a rich, spiced tea cake, sliced, toasted, then smothered in butter. In recent years bakers have come up with a variety of ways to re-vamp this traditional Easter treat, last year it was all about the chocolate hot cross bun!

 

Simnel cakeEaster Day (Sunday) starts with a traditional breakfast of boiled eggs with Roast Lamb being the meat of choice for lunch. Afternoon tea is a slice of Simnel cake. This cake is a fruit cake with a flat layer of marzipan on top and decorated with 11 marzipan balls representing the 12 apostles, minus Judas, who betrayed Christ.  Easter biscuits are also eaten on Sunday, these contain spices, currants, and sometimes grated lemon rind.