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Easter time is always a good excuse to roll up your sleeves, crank up the oven and get to work weighing, mixing and baking yours (or your family's!) favourite Easter treats.
Most Easter cooking is festive and symbolic as well as delicious, wherever you're celebrating around the world, and Easter baking is no exception.
Many of Easter's traditional sweet treats are rooted in history and symbolic significance. From gently spiced hot cross buns with their distinctive cross on top in the UK to Greek Tsoureki complete with a symbolic red egg nestled in the braided dough, there are plenty of baking ideas to excite and extend the skills of the even most accomplished bakers.
Whether you like sweet or savoury treats, from enriched bread to cheese bread, there's also an Easter recipe to suit all tastes, from breakfast time to dessert time and tea time.
With that in mind, we've highlighted this food infographic from vouchercloud with some of the best Easter treats from six different countries, along with how to make them. Some you may have heard of, others you may have seen on holiday, others, you'll want to get stuck into straight away!
All the recipes can be found in the infographic at the bottom of the page.
If you're still stuck on lunch ideas - take a look at Michelin chefs cook Easter for inspiration.
6 Eater Treats Around the World
Hot Cross bun - UK
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Served up for breakfast or tea time these ubiquitous buns are a British favourite come Easter time. From mini-sized to chocolate, plain or studded with candied fruit and raisins, they are also easily adapted to your favourite flavours. The recipe does take a little work to master, but once you get there, the satisfaction is well worth the effort. Discover the recipes here.
Tsoureki - Greece
This rich yeast braided bread is the traditional bread of Greek Easter, both in Greece and Greek communities around the world. It's laced with orange and mastic and usually has a symbolic red egg in the middle. This is a complicated bake and one for the more experience cooks out there.
Torrijas - Spain
This Spanish easter dessert is commonly enjoyed in Madrid, and most likened to French toast. The bread is soaked in milk and beaten egg and then fried, making it a delicious chewy sweet treat.
If you are into salty, sweet, soft, crunchy, spongy mixed all together with a dash of spice, this is for you.
Babovka - Czech Republic
This simple ring shaped sponge cake is great for pleasing a crowd.
Chipa - Paraguay
If you prefer savoury flavours try this cheese bread traditionally associated with Easter in Paraguay. It's made with cassava flour and has a dense chewy texture.
Discover all the Easter treat recipes you need below: