The question arose yesterday at our Resurrection Day lunch: what foods do you consider to be traditional for Easter? I can’t figure out if this is a regional question or particular to families.
Hot cross buns?
What say ye?
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We mostly always had ham and scalloped cheesy potatoes on Easter. As an adult, I’ve made hot cross buns every year on Good Friday. I like that they take all day - little waystations to remind me of the hope of the resurrection.
We had a similar conversation, but it was coloured by my realization that the expectation of a stellar resurrection day lunch asks the impossible… get your family up and ready for church while also somehow having an unbelievable meal ready to be consumed upon arrival home.
My theory is the sheer impossibility of the task leads to hams popularity in the easter meal… it's forgiving and reliable.
Lamb is considered traditional in my wife's family and in my own. And, it's pretty delicious.