Originally, Easter began as a solemn religious holiday for Christian faiths to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As with most traditions, this has evolved over time and become a time of celebration, recalling the final days of Jesus’ life and coming together as a community. In today’s diverse world, Easter can be celebrated by all as a time that family and friends come together, socialise and make memories over the Easter break.
The 40 days leading up to Easter are known as lent. During the middle ages, lent was a time when certain types of food were forbidden as a religious tradition. Throughout the years, food has become a huge part of the Easter public holiday, with eggs, hot cross buns and meat playing the lead roles in Easter weekend traditions.
Why not mix up the Chocolate Easter Egg dessert and repurpose them for one of our HelloFresh chocolate dessert recipes. Melt your chocolate eggs and add them to recipes like our Choc-Chip Cookie Bar With Peanut Butter Caramel Drizzle or use them as dipping chocolate for our Chocolate Macadamia Cookie recipe .
If you received an overwhelming amount of chocolate this Easter and you’re looking for an alternative sweet treat, why not try out our Spiced Carrot and Nut Cake or Pistachio Cake and Berry Compote for traditional Easter flavours without the chocolate!