Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tasty Tuesday -Traditonal Easter Foods from Around the World

With Easter celebrated from last week until May first in some countries, the BMW ladies thought it would be interesting to share with our readers a few traditional dishes enjoyed in our countries during Easter. We posted the links to recipes for a few of them in case you would like to try them out for yourselves.


Almibar is a popular dessert during Holy Week, made with jacote, mangoes, sometimes papaya, and lots of sugar!


At Easter they bake and eat alligator shaped bread called chipa, or Easter Breakfast Bread. Here is a little bit of an Americanized version of the recipe so you can try making this bread. I just love the alligator shape! I have read that different areas of Paraguay have their own shape of chipa bread. As I did research I found that often people make it round similar to a doughnut.

Dominican Republic

Semana Santa (Holy Week) is the biggest holiday of the year. Good Friday is the big celebration. They eat Habichuelas con Dulce (sweet Beans). This recipe is definitely an interesting combination of ingredients. Take a look at the process involved in making it and find the recipe here.


A traditional Easter dish in Mexico is Capirotada, a Mexican bread pudding made with cinnamon, piloncillo, cloves, raisins, bread, and cheese. Many Mexican and Mexican-American families view this dish as a reminder of the suffering of Christ on the cross. The ingredients in this recipe carry a rich and symbolic representation. The bread is for the Body of Christ, the syrup is his blood, the cloves are the nails on the cross, the cinnamon sticks symbolize the wooden cross, and the melted cheese stands for the Holy Shroud.


It was a tradition to exclude meat from the diet for the Lenten period (forty days after Ash Wednesday) and many still keep the tradition of not cooking on Good Friday. Fish is the main staple of almost every household. Cheese and fish are eaten at the Good Friday church service.


Hot Cross Buns are a tradition in Canada, as well as, other countries across the globe.


Paska Easter Cakes or "Kulich"  are baked at home and sold in stores during the Easter holiday. They are "blessed" by the Orthodox priests before they leave the bakery and sold in stores.

We hope you enjoyed our trip around the globe taking a look at different traditional foods of Easter celebrations! Be looking for another Easter post where we will share other Easter traditions of different countries, coming soon!

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