Approaching Easter Sunday. Easter - the most solemn Orthodox holiday. How nice that day to gather the whole family for smartly set table, laden with a variety of meats. Or go to visit friends, to try their Easter recipes for delicious dishes.
However, there are certain traditions that are mandatory in praise of this celebration. These include painted eggs, Easter cakes and cottage cheese, without which it can not do any Easter table.
Previously, each family had their Easter recipes. But the years of stagnation and struggle against religion contributed to the violation of the Orthodox tradition. So now some young hostesses have questions for the celebration of Easter, for the preparation of Easter dishes.
Lay the table
Festive atmosphere in the house, of course, create Easter table with an abundance of various hot and cold snacks, cakes and meat dishes, including, without fail, have to be cake, painted eggs and Easter.
Interestingly, at the beginning of the last century, the Easter table, traditions and customs which are strictly adhered to, tried to arrange especially elegant and solemn. To this end cultivated watercress and flowers in a basket to put the greens brightly colored eggs.
In that distant time, at Easter each family prepared their specialties. Keeping the tradition of the Easter table, the hostess put up for him all sorts of snacks cooked and raw vegetables, steamed crabs, chicken giblets. Here was a fish in aspic, jelly, roast with mushroom dressing, duck with honey. Battered house wines and liqueurs, cooked Sbitnev and jelly. Wealthy owners have tried to put on the Easter table 48 different dishes, which corresponded to the number of days just past the post.
What to please friends and relatives in the forthcoming Easter Sunday this year? What to cook, to treat everybody liked, but in the future it would enter into the family Easter recipes? You have a choice - big, because any festive dish can become Easter. In the meantime, we recommend to start with this:
How to paint the eggs?
The most affordable color eggs recipe is cooking them in onion skins to be collected in advance. The color depends on the finished egg onion skin color varies from light tan to dark brown. Its intensity depends on the amount of starting material: the higher the prepared raw material, the more intense the color.
Onion peel is filled with water and boil for 30 minutes. Then, in the broth dropped eggs that must advance from the refrigerator, wash and soak for a while at room temperature to reduce the risk of cracking. And another tip: to egg did not burst during cooking and flowed in onion broth need to put a tablespoon of salt.
Some people like eggs, painted in broth of onion peel with different "patterns" that are achieved in the following ways:
- with yellow spots - "Ryaben'kii." On the egg before cooking, put dots fingertip dipped in vegetable oil (it can be done with a brush for painting);
- with the application of the symbol of the holiday - the letters XB (Christ has risen). This is done by the method of the previous council, but instead of applying tochechek, written letters;
- "Spotted" - for this purpose, before cooking the egg soaked in water, roll in a dry rice and wrapped in gauze, the ends of which fix or fasten thread. After cooking, remove the auxiliary elements.
Finished eggs removed from the recommended onion peel, rinse in cold water, wipe dry and lightly greased with sunflower oil to make them shine.
There are many recipes for baking cakes. Here's one:
- Flour - 12 glasses,
- Yeast - 50 g
- milk - 3 cups,
- fresh eggs - 7 pieces
- sugar - 2 cups,
- raisins - 1, 5 cups,
- melted butter - ½ cup,
- salt - 1 teaspoon,
- fragrant spices - to taste.
Cooking brew three cups of milk, yeast and six cups of flour. We put it in a warm place. Next, you need five yolks grind with two cups of sugar, fragrant spices and salt. When Opara "fit" (rise and increase in size), put it in the egg yolks with sugar and additional drive two more eggs, add half a glass of warm butter and six cups of flour. When adding the flour refer to the dough turned out very tight.
Put the dough on the table and knead it well with the addition of 1, 5 cups of raisin, to shift it into an enamel bowl, greased, and leave it until the morning, covered with a towel. In the morning knead the dough again and again to lie down.
From this test to get two cakes. Therefore, it should be expanded in two forms, oiled. Again, let the dough rise, so it took three-quarters of the form, and put baked at 180 degrees for approximately one hour. But do not forget to check its readiness to dry wooden stick thin (about the what to eat sushi, or a match). When the cakes are ready, let them rest, covered with a white towel. Decorate them with powdered sugar or icing.
Easter recipes curd before Easter every woman kept in the strictest confidence. They were considered family. Therefore, they are - in abundance. Someone loved to cook it with raisins, someone likes to add butter, and some are enjoying chocolate Easter. We have here a recipe - simple in execution, but very tasty:
- curd - 600 g,
- cream - 3 cups,
- Sugar - 1 cup,
- vanilla - ½ stick (or vanilla sugar - 1 package)
Cottage cheese through a sieve. Stirring, gradually pour the cream into it, to get a homogeneous mass. Then it tightly wrapped in a cloth, tied and hung to drip down all the emerging liquid. After 12 hours, freed from the cheese cloth, add sugar to it, comminuted vanilla (Vanilla sugar or sachet) and thoroughly mixed. Then shift the curds into a special form, lined with cheesecloth, cover anything flat. On top put the yoke (you can use 1, 2 or 3 hlitrovuyu jar with water, covered with plastic cover). After 30 minutes, the Passover should be careful to get out of shape, free from the gauze, put on a beautiful dish and decorate as you tell a fantasy.
- bread - 10 slices
- cheese "mozzarella" or Adyghe - 100 g,
- red salted fish - 150 grams,
- Lemon - ½ pcs.
- green onion
Cheese cut into thin slices. On each slice of bread put a slice of cheese, pass them in a baking dish and bake for 5-7 minutes, the cheese is slightly podplava. The fish is cut into cubes and sprinkle with lemon juice. Put it on the hot sandwiches, sprinkle with finely chopped green onions.
Pie with fish
- margarine - 250 g,
- Egg - 2 pcs.
- salted red fish - 150 grams,
- cauliflower - 300 g,
- fat cottage cheese - 150 g,
- dill - 1 bunch,
- red caviar - on request,
- flour, salt
A small piece of margarine set aside. The remaining part to grind the flour, add one egg, salt and knead the dough, remove for 40 minutes in the refrigerator. Small pieces of margarine to grease the baking dish. Put it in the stretched dough so that they were closed bottom and sides of mold.
Cottage cheese mix with the second egg. Cabbage divide into florets, finely chopped dill. The fish is cut into cubes. In the dough put inflorescence cabbage, fish, dill. Top evenly distribute the cheese. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees. If you wish - ready to decorate the cake with red caviar.
Pork baked with garlic and mustard
- pork loin - 1 kg
- Garlic - 5 cloves,
- vegetable oil
- ground black pepper
Each clove of garlic cut into 4 pieces. In a piece of pork to make shallow incisions to insert garlic. Rub with salt and pepper, brush with mustard. Lightly drizzle with oil.
Meat wrapped in foil and bake at 160 degrees. After about 1 hour to get the pork from the oven, uncover it and to check availability: pierce with a knife. If you select the red juice, the meat is not yet ready. The clear juice is full readiness of meat.
Cut the pork into pieces, lay beautifully on a large plate, place the sliced around fresh or boiled vegetables. Sprinkle with herbs. Nearby you can put saucers with ketchup, which added chopped dill and parsley.
Lamb with rosemary
- lamb with bone - 8 pieces
- vegetable oil - 3 tablespoons,
- ground coriander - 1 teaspoon,
- Potatoes - 8 pcs.
- butter - 50 g
- Rosemary - 1 bundle
- ground black pepper.
With the pieces of meat to remove all veins and fat, put them in a pan, sprinkled with olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper, coriander and chopped rosemary. Stir and leave for 40 minutes. Then the pieces of lamb roasting on frying pan in a very small amount of vegetable oil - about 7 minutes on each side.
For garnish peel potatoes, boil it until half, to pass on to the pan, greased with butter and bake. For 5 minutes until cooked sprinkle with butter. Serve portions, nicely spread out the meat and potatoes on a plate and garnish with greens.
The decoration of the Easter table this will be a cake with canned apricot-colored sun.
For the cream:
- butter - 250 g,
- condensed milk - ½ banks
- canned apricots or peaches - 1 bank
- pistachio peeled - 1 handful
For protein cream:
- Eggs - 2 pcs,
- Sugar - 1 cup,
- lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
Beat the butter with condensed milk, add six apricot halves or three - peaches, finely chopped. This cream sandwiched cakes, putting them at each other.
The solid foam beat eggs and sugar, add the juice of a lemon. This protein cream to cover the entire cake top and sides. After 5-7 minutes, decorate it with apricot or peach halves and sprinkle with pistachios.
How to start the Passover meal?
It has long been among the Christians there is a certain order of the breaking of the Lent. Indispensable tradition of the Easter table is the following rule: the Passover meal should begin with the Blessing Easter cakes. It is eaten before receiving any other food. Having tasted the cake, then you can eat eggs, meat and everything else.
Merry you of Christ's resurrection!