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What foods are traditionally eaten
at Easter time?
Woodlands Junior School is in the south-east corner of England

Good Friday

Hot Cross Buns are traditionally served on Good Friday.
A Hot Cross Bun is rich, spiced tea cake.

Hot cross buns
Hot Cross Buns

Easter Day

Easter day, like Christmas day, is also associated with special food.

Boiled eggs are traditionally served at breakfast.

Roast lamb, which is the main dish at Jewish Passover, is the traditional meat for the main meal on Easter Day.

Simnel cake is baked for tea.

Simnel cake
Simnel cake

The Simnel cake is a fruit cake with a flat layer of marzipan (sugar almond paste) on top and decorated with 11 marzipan balls representing the 12 apostles minus Judas, who betrayed Christ.
Click here for a recipe

Originally the simnel cake was a gift to mothers on Mothering Sunday in Mid Lent.

Easter Biscuits

Easter Biscuits are sometimes called "Cakes", and are eaten on Easter Sunday. They contain spices, currants and sometimes grated lemon rind.

Read about Easter Day in the UK next page

 

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Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.