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
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.
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.
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.
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.