Even though I love spring, Easter is not my favourite holiday. Probably because it’s a typical boy thing in Hungary, with watering girls and gathering sweets and money. Where is the fun in that for girls? On the other hand it’s a holiday when you’re home eating and drinking all day, or maybe looking for some Easter eggs. A holiday, when you can create your own habits and customs based on whatever you brought with yourself or whatever new things you find where you live.
For example last weekend we found this Leon vegetarian cook book, and my hubby insisted to these fritters. Good choice I have to say, they turned out delicious. Here is the recipe if you’re interested. Although it’s a bit fussy to make, it’s so good, especially if you manage to find fresh peas, and tasty cheese. I’m not sure whether it will be an Easter thing for us in the future, but I’ll definitely do this again (a half portion, because it takes a lot of time and two much for two people). Also I love making seasonal things, and as I said, there’s nothing better than fresh sweet peas. Another thing my hubby insisted was a rhubarb cake. I’m not really fond of rhubarb actually, but I love strawberries (my all time favourite fruit), and the two go great together. This cake btw is based on an Estonian recipe, as far as I know, but the strawberry and the nut mix is my addition to it. 🙂 Here is a similar recipe, but feel free to make changes. 🙂And finally a Hungarian braided loaf, which is a typical Easter food there along with ham and boiled eggs (we’ve got those thing too :)). I’m pretty sure this one becomes a custom (I made my very first one last year), as I love these kind of things, but because it’s not a thing here in the UK (I could buy hot buns though, but I hate raisins), I have to do it for myself.
And having eaten everything above we kind of look like this. Holidays are about eating and sleeping after all, aren’t they?
Have a happy Easter!