Easter baking

Easter in Australia is often synonymous with hot cross buns, but there are many other European traditional bread recipes to explore, all as delicious as the next. Think Spanish chorizo-laden hornazo, Ukrainian babka and the sweet Italian Easter bread gubana. www.sbs.com.au/food/celebration/easter
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An easy #Easter hot cross bun recipe with the right combination of fruits and spices. Add some ginger, ground cloves or star anise to make those taste buds dance!

With Good Friday comes the delicious hot cross buns. This basic recipe includes a delicious icing to top off the sweet rolls.

This traditional Easter Italian bread known as gubana is brioche-like (but less rich), cake-like (but more bready), and filled with a wonderfully rich combination of nuts, raisins, chocolate and sweet wine. Check out @annekamanning's Bakeproof column for more tips recipes.

Traditional Easter Italian Bread from the Natisone Valleys north of Venice (near the Austrian and Slovenia boarders). Brioche-like (but less rich), cake-like (but more bready), and filled with a rich combination of nuts, raisins, chocolate and sweet wine.

An updated version of the traditional favourite, @annekamanning's hot cross buns are studded with chunks of dark chocolate and tart, dried cherries.

Dried cherry and chocolate hot cross buns recipe : SBS Food. I made these twice at Easter. They were wonderful!

These marzipan-filled biscuits known as figolli have been made for centuries in Malta, traditionally eaten on #Easter Sunday.

Maltese marzipan-filled biscuits, perfect for Easter but use any shape of biscuit cutter for any other occasion!

Hornazo, a Spanish meat pie filled with the delicious combination of hard boiled eggs and chorizo.

Hornazo, a Spanish meat pie filled with the delicious combination of hard boiled eggs and chorizo. Add in cured meat like bacon for extra flavour and volume.

For a taste of Argentina this Easter, why not bake Rosca De Pascua, #Easter bread ring. Served during Semanta Santa (the Holy Week) this golden glazed delight features scattered cherries and pearl sugar.

For a taste of Argentina this Easter, why not bake Rosca De Pascua, bread ring. Served during Semanta Santa (the Holy Week) this golden glazed delight features scattered cherries and pearl sugar.

Make a towering impression with kulich, or Russian #Easter bread. The sweet, yeast-risen bread flavoured with raisins and honey.

This gorgeous Russian Easter bread, or kulich, is a sweet, yeast-risen bread flavoured with raisins and honey.

The traditional #Easter hot cross bun gets a makeover! With all the familiar flavours of nutmeg, cinnamon and mixed spices this delicious cookie is fun and easy to make.

This Easter, the traditional bun gets a makeover. This fun and crumbly cookie version is still full of spice and with the signature cross piped over the top, this is a delectable way to get festive.

@annekamanning's apple bread  is flavoursome, fruity and deeply satisfying. Here it’s perfectly teamed with the whipped honey butter, but fresh ricotta and honey also makes a wonderful topping.

Flavoursome, fruity and deeply satisfying this apple loaf is the essence of Autumn. Here it’s perfectly teamed with the whipped honey butter, but fresh ricotta and honey also makes a wonderful topping.

Go Greek this #Easter with tsoureki, a braided brioche type bread. Serve with butter or chocolate sauce for extra indulgence.

Go Greek this with tsoureki, a braided brioche type bread. Serve with butter or chocolate sauce for extra indulgence.

Many countries have their own version of babka. This simple, slightly sweet, citrus-scented Ukrainian Easter one is typically baked in tall and cylindrical moulds just like Russian Kulich and Italian panettone. Recipe from @annekamanning.

Many countries have their own version of this egg-rich, cake-like bread. This simple, slightly sweet, citrus-scented Ukrainian Easter one is typically baked in tall and cylindrical moulds just like Russian Kulich and Italian panettone.

Go traditional Italian this #Easter with schiacciata di pasqua, a fluffy sweet bread scented with the unmistakable Tuscan aroma of aniseed.

Go traditional Italian this with schiacciata di pasqua, a fluffy sweet bread scented with the unmistakable Tuscan aroma of aniseed.

Flavoursome honey-spiced biscuits, pryaniki have been baked in Russian kitchens for centuries.  Perfect for special occasions such as #Easter -  prepare with traditional Russian sbiten, a hot drink made with honey, spices, jam and water.

Flavoursome honey-spiced biscuits, pryaniki have been baked in Russian kitchens for centuries. Perfect for special occasions such as - prepare with traditional Russian sbiten, a hot drink made with honey, spices, jam and water.

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