Wednesday, April 8, 2009


On Sunday the 12th of April, it will be Easter, the most important religious feast in the Christian liturgical year during which the resurrection of Jesus is celebrated. Passover is also a time of feasting for the Jews who celebrate Pessach as well as for the Christian Orthodox people..

It is really interesting to learn that this celebration (Easter, like most of the Christian celebrations) takes it's roots in Paganism. In fact, in order to convert Heathens, the Church adapted the Old Religion's traditions into Christianity (see link I & link II & link III for more infos), so this is why many of the Christian religious rituals have similitudes (dates, signification, etc...) with those of our pre-Christian ancestors' customs. Easter was, at the origin, a festivity that was linked to the Spring Equinox which symbolized the beginning of spring, the rebirth of life, fertility and reproduction...

In order for you to celebrate (no matter what religion or belief you have) as peacefully as possible and enjoy your free time, I've decided to compile a list of my recipes which might prove to be very helpful. In that way, you will be able to find recipes (I hope) for your menu without having to stress and while still being able to have fun with your relatives and/or friends, thus relaxing and having control over the course of the events.

My recipes for Easter (most of them are not Pesach-compatible):
Almond And Curry Bread (see recipe)
Amaretti, Apricot Jam & Coconut Bars (see recipe)
Amaretto Yoghurt Cake (see recipe)
Apple And Cheddar Quiche (see recipe)
Apple Latkes (see recipe)
Asparagus With Parmesan And Fried Onions (see recipe)
Bagels (see recipe)
Banana Bread Pudding (see recipe)
Bostoni Cream Pie (see recipe)
Brazilian Toasts (see recipe)
Buttermilk Honey Bread (see recipe)
Cantuccini (see recipe)
Caramel Cake With Caramelized Butter Frosting (see recipe)
Cardamom Crumb Cake (see recipe)
Caribbean Salt Cod (see recipe)
Challah Bread (see recipe)
Cheesecake Marbled Brownies (see recipe)
Chicken And Mushrooms In Creamy Saint Marcellin Sauce (see recipe)
Chickpea Terrine (see recipe)
Chinese Lemon Chicken (see recipe)
Chocolate Intensity Cake (see recipe)
Chocolate Mousse (see recipe)
Chocolate Valentino (see recipe)
Chopped Liver (see recipe)
Cinnamon Granola (see recipe)
Coconut Custard Squares (see recipe)
Colomba Pasquale (see recipe)
Danish Braid (see recipe)
Deadly Blondies (see recipe)
Dream Bars (see recipe)
Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse (see recipe)
Easter Lamb-Shaped Bread (see recipe)
Ricotta Fritta (see recipe)
Feta, Almond & Cilantro Pesto (see recipe)
Feta And Fresh Herb Cake (see recipe)
Five Spice Rhubarb Muffins (see recipe)
Flammeküche Pizza (see recipe)
French Artisan Bread (see recipe)
German Partybread (see recipe)
Gravlax With Mustard Sauce (see recipe)
Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes (see recipe)
Ham And Parmesan Cake (see recipe)
Hawaiian Salmon Poke (see recipe)
Italian Ricotta Cookies (see recipe)
Italianesque Meatloaf (see recipe)
Kippers Rillettes (see recipe)
Lavash Crackers (see recipe)
Lemon Buttermilk Tart (see recipe)
Lemon Curd (see recipe)
Lemon Honey Cookies (see recipe)
Lemon Meringue Pie (see recipe)
Lemon Ricotta Muffins (see recipe)
Lump Egg Pasta With Saffron Sauce (see recipe)
Luscious Lemon Bars (see recipe)
Massa Sovada Bread (see recipe)
Moist Orange Syrup Cake (see recipe)
Moqueca Da Peixe (see recipe)
Noddle Kugel (see recipe)
Oatcakes (see recipe)
Orange Cornmeal Cake (see recipe)
Orecchiete (see recipe)
Ostrich Steak Tartar (see recipe)
Pain Au Lait Bread (see recipe)
Panforte (see recipe)
Panettone (see recipe)
Parmesan And Gorgonzola Cheesecake (see recipe)
Pasta With Anchovy Pesto (see recipe)
Perfect Party Cake (see recipe)
Pesto Muffins (see recipe)
Plain White Bread (see recipe)
Potato Kugel (see recipe)
Rhubarb Cobbler (see recipe)
Rhubarb Meringue Slices (see recipe)
Rhubarb Salée (see recipe)
Rhubarb Upside-Down Pudding (see recipe)
Ricotta Brioche (see recipe)
Rosemary And Vinefruit Bloomer (see recipe)
Scones (see recipe)
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagels (see recipe)
Smoky Chili Crackers (see recipe)
Stir-Fried Matzo Balls With Bell Pepper (see recipe)
Sweet And Savory Meatballs (see recipe)
Swiss Easter Rice Tart (see recipe)
Swiss Quark Cheese Tart (see recipe)
Swiss Salée A La Crème (see recipe)
Tagliatelle (see recipe)
Tahini Cake (see recipe)
Tasty Lam Roast (see recipe)
Tender Potato Bread (see recipe)
Tex Mex Cornmeal Bread (see recipe)
Tiny Curry Scones (see recipe)
Tiramiù mOusse And Lemon Curd Tart (see recipe)
Toad In The Hole (see recipe)
Upside-Down Honey Cheesecakes (see recipe)
Vanilla & Lemon Cupcakes (see recipe)
Vietnamese Grapefruit & Chicken Salad (see recipe)
Walnut And Ricotta Pesto (see recipe)
Wheat Flour Tortillas (see recipe)
Zesty Ricotta Tart (see recipe)
Happy Easter, Pesach & Spring Dear Friends!


  1. Wow, Rosa, you did a great job! What a list full of good recipes! All these recipes are so fantastic... Their names sound like invitations to greed. What a dilemma to choose the good one now ;-)!!



  2. Wow so many yummies.....List goes on,..

  3. Wow what an amazing array of dishes Rosa:D

  4. .. je suis en admiration devant tes belles images ma chère..

    ..merci pour les belles recettes..beaucoup de travail..

    ~nancy xx

  5. Great post Rosa. You are right that at least regarding Orthodox church a lot was based on Ancient Greek religion. You did a great job with lots of recipes.

  6. Superbe colombe et que de recettes ! on a plus l'embarras que le choix !!! Joyeuses Pâques Bises

  7. oh yum - so many wonderful Easter recipes - so little time and room in my stomach!

  8. Buona Pasqua Cara Rosa...e pace soprattutto.
    Un'abbraccio affettuoso!

  9. WOW Rosa this is such a great list of beautiful Easter creations - thank you!

    Wishing you a very Happy Easter my 'dear' friend.

    Rosie x

  10. whoa! AMAZING list of awesome recipes! It's gonna take me HOURS to plow through all of them though! but soo....tempting...I want them all!

  11. Love this post! Thanks for so many great recipes!

  12. OH Rosa i'm oerwelmed I'd like to try everything ! Thank you and AUGURI !!

  13. J'aime tes choix. Belles photos.

  14. Avec toutes ces recettes, on an'a pas d'excuses si on ne trouve pas notre bonheur.

  15. What an exhaustive list of goodies to be enticed by. But, of course, something else caught my eye, too: What is the blossom in the very first photo? It's so striking looking.

  16. Your round-up is INCREDIBLE! I laugh as I read this, tomorrow, I'm posting a rabbit recipe and I go into the pagan origins of the Easter bunny as well. Great minds think alike? :) You should be proud of this list Rosa, you've put up some incredible things.

  17. CAROLYN JUNG: These are adler catkins... Yes, I thought that it looked very interesting!

    JOIE DE VIVRE: Thanks so much! That's very funny... Yes, great minds think alike ;-P!

  18. What a fantastic range of dishes for Easter!

  19. What an amazing list of recipes Rosa! :O

  20. ooh, Rosa everything sounds so delicious! I need some inspiration for what to do this weekend, I'm sure I'll find something here!

  21. What a delicious lists Rosa, I got to try that "Apple Latkes"

  22. What a lovely generous post. Am having the best time.

  23. Oh WOW!!!! What a great recommendation and Happy Easter Holiday Rosa :)

  24. Et bien, une très jolie sélection que voici, merci pour tout ceci! biz

  25. Wow! Now that's a list! Amazing! And I really should comb through and see what is Passover friendly!

  26. What a beautiful selections of recipes and all the flower pics to go with it, awesome :)

  27. You've been blogging for so long and so often that you should have recipes for every major festival :) I'll try some of these even though I am neither Christian nor Jewish :D

  28. Waouu quel travail, ta liste est impressionnante, merci !!! gros bisous

  29. joyeuses pâques et merci pour toutes ces belles idées de recettes!!

  30. You are absolutely AMAZING!!! First of all your post was quite insightful. I often find some people are less excepting of anyone's beliefs but their own. Spirituality is a sacred personal thing. You look at it all and see how it can be hrmonious. You truly have an open mind, and I enjoy what you have to say - as well as learning from you. Thank you!

    I cannot beleive all the recipes you posted. AWESOME!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend. I wish I was coming to your table.


  31. Rosa,
    Just came by to show some blog love! Thanks, as always, for your comments on my site.

  32. Tu nous offres de très belles fleurs et une super récap. Merci.

  33. I was in Italy during Easter last year. This year, I'll be "morel hunting" while you're celebrating Easter dear Rosa. Enjoy it!

  34. tout ça !!!
    pfiou ! faudrai que je révie mon anglais là !

  35. have a peaceful, spiritual time of year, dear rosa.

  36. At first I thought that was your menu for Sunday! I was oh, my gosh, I need to go to Rosa's I can see my family anytime. :-)

    You've made some incredible dishes and desserts!

  37. wow there is so much of lovely recipes, I cant imagine if I can do so much, you are so adorable babe.

  38. et bien dis donc, quel festin bises

  39. Happy Easter Rosa! What beautiful spring blooms you have pictured here and a huge list of delights to chose from, have a lovely weekend!

  40. Hi Rosa, Happy Easter to you! Thanks for your list. I was looking for a Chocolate mousse recipe. will check out on your site. By the way, I have changed to a new domain name just in case you are not aware of it.

  41. merci pour ce super récapitualatif , je vais aller regarder ça de plus près

  42. That i a nice list of recipes fro Easter. Happy Easter!

  43. Great list! Your cardamom crumb cake looks delicious. Happy Easter!

  44. Que le printemps est doux et agréable à l'œil!
    Moi aussi, je n'arrête pas de photographier ses jolies couleurs.
    Tu nous propose une bien jolie palette de recettes. Merci pour la partage!
    Bon week-end de Pâques!

  45. Merci pour toutes ces belles recettes!!! Bises.

  46. Such a great collection of recipes, rosa. Happy Easter!

  47. Thank you for the suggestions. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

  48. Quelle liste, incroyable !