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Happy Easter! What do Australians eat on this holiday? Recipe // Buona Pasqua! Cosa mangiano gli australiani di tipico? Annessa Ricetta

Hot Cross Bun (Photo Credit: lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Happy Easter!

For me Easter has always been about eating Chocolate Eggs, the “Colomba”, a sort of a Easter Panettone just to simplify, and most of the time skiing, if still enough snow around, or take a short break somewhere. Usually not spent with my family after probably 18 years of age. As we say in Italy: “Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi” (i.e. “Xmas with your Family, Easter with whomever you want”, but it also rhymes in Italian).

More than 10 years ago I spent my first Easter in Australia, in Melbourne. I was staying in a hostel with my 2 friends, Brit & Kathrine, and we had a nice beautiful breakfast with grapes, cereals and the, now famous, not at the time, Hot Cross Buns. That’s what the Australians, and most Commonwealth countries eat for Easter, or traditionally on Good Friday. And that’s what I had for Good Friday again this year. It’s a dough, usually with raisins and cinnamon, served hot, some people like it with some butter inside. It looks like this (see picture). A good hot cross bun is a nice piece pastry to have I think when you are in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand or Australia.

So have a hot cross bun, here’s a link to one of the many recipies: http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/hot-cross-buns

…and Happy Easter!

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Buona Pasqua!

Per me la Pasqua ha sempre voluto dire mangiare le uova di cioccolato, la colomba, sciare, quando c’era ancora neve, oppure fare un lungo weekend da qualche parte. Ovviamente tralasciando la tradizione religiosa e focalizzandomi sull’aspetto piu’ ludico. Anche qui in Australia mangiano il cioccolato a Pasqua e si trovano in giro le uova di cioccolato, ma soprattutto cosa mangiano sono 2 cose:

– gli ‘Easter bunny’, cioe’ i coniglietti di cioccolato

– e gli ‘Hot Cross Buns’, una specie di panini al latte, aromatizzati alla cannella, spesso con le uvette, e una croce sulla superficie. Normalmente serviti caldi, magari con del burro nel mezzo, e gustati come da tradizione il Venerdi’ Santo. Questa e’ una tradizione che arriva dall’Inghilterra, ma sono comuni in tutti i paesi del Commonwealth per Pasqua e, se ne volete sapere di piu’, curiosate qui: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_cross_bun

Se vi capita di passare per Pasqua in Inghilterra, Australia, Nuova Zelanda, Sudafrica o in uno dei paesi anglosassoni, provateli, se fatti bene, sono una piacevole scoperta.

Ecco una ricetta che ho trovato in Italiano (ma che non ho provato): http://blog.giallozafferano.it/apinchofitaly/hot-cross-buns/

 

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Milan born, I lived in the US although very briefly, Spain (Madrid), Australia (Melbourne) and now Zurich for an exciting new adventure! I'm a curious person, a traveller, a lover of languages and cultures, food, art & design, a marketer and about to become a jewellery designer. I also love traveling and sharing. Travelling is a Life Experience, and it also means new recipes, new styles, culture and so on... you'll find all my love for traveling and what it entails in this blog! I'll share my own real experiences with you so that you can get tips on Australia and more first hand! This blog is in English and Italian, and occasionally in Spanish. Sharing is caring!

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