Easter cakes across different countries

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A friend of mine highly recommended the Russian Easter Cake Kulich, so I brought it in a Russian supermarket in London.

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After I sliced it, I realise it really looks like Italian panettone during Christmas season. But it’s much drier.

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In Italy, people eat Colomba di Pasqua for Easter, it means “Easter Dove” in English.

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I also brought another Easter bread/cake, it’s called Flaounes, from a Cypriot bakery shop. Made with raisins and goat cheese inside, also be garnished with sesame seed.

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I like bread in general, I also love cheese, so this pastry is a perfect combination thereof.

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My Greece colleague told me in Greek, their traditional Easter cake named Tsoureki. It is a type of sweet bread made with olive oil and orange juice. I really wish I could know that earlier, now I have to wait for next Easter to try it.

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Blue Ocean Beach Cake

I understand the British weather is not very exciting, but we can always make life better with a nice cake.

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Ingredients: egg, sugar, milk, flour, rapeseeds oil, elderflower juice,  gelatine, double cream, fruit jam, coconut flake,lotus biscuits, Savoiardi lady fingers, food colour (blue and green), sea-life shaped chocolate.

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Step 1:

Separate 5 egg’s egg yolk and egg white, add 30 g of sugar in egg yolk,50 g of sugar in egg white when beating it. You can also add some vanilla seeds in the egg yolk.

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Step 2:

Mix the egg yolk with 50 ml of rapeseeds oil, after mixing them will add 90 g of flour. Fold egg white into the mixture. Put the mixture into a cake tin, oven 170° with fan, 40 mins.

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You can make a big one and cut in half, or make two cakes.

Step 3:

Spare jam on one (side of) cake, spare whipped cream on another one (side). I used passion fruit jam in this case.

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Step 4:

Spare the cream all over the cake, put Savoiardi lady fingers around the cake, use a piece of ribbon to hold it tight.

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How to make the blue and green ocean water: Simply put 2 pieces of gelatin leaves into 200 ml elderflower juice, heat up the juice, wait for the gelatin totally melted.

Took 2 containers, put 100 ml jelly juice in each container, one add a drop of blue food colour, another add a drop of the green. Put the gelatin mixture into the fridge overnight.

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Step 5:

Left to right: blue jelly, green jelly, coconut flake, lotus biscuits (blended)

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Step 6:

Put sea-life shaped chocolate on top. It’s done!

Hope this cake will bring you some summer feeling during the raining spring weather.