The Bright Sunday of Christ is approaching. Easter is the most solemn Orthodox holiday. It's a pleasure on this day to get together with the whole family for a well-dressed table, set with various dishes. Or go to visit friends to try their Easter recipes for delicious dishes. However, there are certain traditions that are mandatory in praising this celebration. These include painted eggs, cakes and curd pasta, without which no Easter table can. Previously, each family had their own Easter recipes. But years of stagnation and struggle with religion have contributed to the violation of Orthodox traditions. Therefore, at the present time, some young housewives have questions about the celebration of Easter, the preparation of Easter dishes.
We lay the table
Atmosphere of the holiday in the house, of course, will createEaster table with an abundance of various cold and hot snacks, pies and meat dishes, among which, without fail, must be Easter cake, Easter and painted eggs. It is interesting that at the beginning of the last century the Easter table, traditions and customs of which were strictly observed, tried to decorate especially elegantly and solemnly. For this purpose, watercress and flowers were grown to put brightly colored eggs in a basket with greens. At that time, at Easter, each family cooked their own specialties. Observing the tradition of the Easter table, the hostess exhibited all kinds of snacks from boiled and raw vegetables, stewed crawfish, chicken giblets. There was also a jellied fish, a jellyfish, a roast with mushroom seasoning, a duck with honey. Domestic wines and tinctures were delivered, sbittens and kissels were brewed. Prosperous hosts tried to put on the Easter table 48 different dishes, which corresponded to the number of days just past fasting. What is there to please your family and friends in the upcoming Bright Sunday of this year? What to cook, that everyone liked the treat, and in the future it would be part of the family Easter recipes? You have a choice - great, because any festive dish can become Easter. In the meantime, we recommend starting with this:
How to paint chicken eggs?
The most accessible recipe for coloring eggs is theircooking in onion husks, which must be collected in advance. The color of ready-made eggs depends on the color of onion peel and varies from light-red to dark-brown. Its saturation depends on the amount of starting material: the more prepared raw materials, the more intense the color. Onion husks are filled with water and cooked for 30 minutes. After that, the eggs drop into this broth, which must be removed from the refrigerator in advance, washed and held for a while at room temperature to reduce the risk of their cracking. And one more tip: in order to make eggs do not burst and boil during cooking, one tablespoon of salt should be put in the onion broth. Some people like eggs that are colored in the broth of onion husks with different "patterns", which are achieved in the following ways:
- with yellow specks - "ruff". On the egg, before it is cooked, the dots are placed with a small pincushion of a finger moistened in vegetable oil (this can also be done with a brush for drawing);
- with the symbol of the holiday - letters ХВ (Christ is risen). This is done according to the method of the previous council, only instead of applying tokens, letters are written;
- "In specks" - for this, before cooking, the egg, soaked in water, roll in dry rice and wrap it in gauze, the ends of which are fixed or tied with a thread. After cooking, remove the auxiliary elements.
Ready eggs should be removed from the onion husks, rinsed in cold water, wipe dry and lightly oiled with sunflower oil to give them shine.
There are many recipes for baking cakes. Here is one of them: Ingredients:
- flour - 12 glasses,
- yeast - 50 g,
- milk - 3 cups,
- fresh eggs - 7 pieces,
- granulated sugar - 2 cups,
- raisins - 1,5 glasses,
- melted butter - ½ cup,
- salt - 1 teaspoonful,
- fragrant seasonings - to taste.
Preparation: We prepare the spoon from three glasses of milk, yeast and six glasses of flour. We put it in a warm place. Next, you need to grind five yolks with two glasses of sugar, fragrant spices and salt. When the opara "approaches" (rises and grows in size), put yolks with sugar in it and additionally drive in two more eggs, add half a glass of warmed butter and six glasses of flour. When adding flour, see that the dough does not turn out to be very tight. Put the dough on the table and knead it properly with the addition of 1.5 glasses of raisins, put it in enameled ware, oiled, and leave it until the morning, covering it with a towel. In the morning, once again knead the dough and again give a little lie down. From this test, you get two cakes. Therefore, it should be divided into two forms, oiled. Again give the dough to rise, so that it took three quarters of the mold, and put it at 180 degrees for about an hour. But at the same time do not forget to check its readiness with a dry wooden thin stick (about the same as eating sushi, or a match). When the cakes are ready, let them rest, covered with a white towel. Decorate them with powdered sugar or icing.
Easter recipes for preparation of cottage cheese Easterearlier each hostess was kept in the strictest secrecy. They were considered family. Therefore, there are a lot of them. Someone liked to cook it with raisins, someone liked to add butter, and some enjoyed chocolate Easter. The recipe given here is simple in execution, but very tasty: Ingredients:
- cottage cheese - 600 grams,
- cream - 3 cups,
- sugar - 1 glass,
- Vanillin - ½ sticks (or vanilla sugar - 1 sachet)
Preparation: Cottage cheese rub through a sieve. Stirring, gradually pour the cream into it to get a homogeneous mass. Then it is densely wrapped in a tissue napkin, knotted and suspended to drain the entire emerging fluid. After 12 hours, the cottage cheese is freed from the fabric, sugar is poured into it, crushed vanilla (or a bag of vanilla sugar) and carefully mixed. After that, the cottage cheese is transferred into a special form, lined with gauze, covered with something flat. Above put oppression (you can use a 1, 2 or 3-liter jar with water, covered with a plastic lid). After 30 minutes, the Easter should be carefully pulled out of the mold, freed from gauze, placed on a beautiful dish and decorated, as you tell the fantasy.
- bread - 10 slices,
- cheese "mozzarella" or Adyghe - 100 grams,
- red salted fish - 150 g,
- lemon - ½ pcs.,
- green onion
Preparation: Cut the cheese into thin slices. For each slice of bread put a slice of cheese, put them in a baking dish and bake for 5-7 minutes, so that the cheese is slightly melted. Cut the fish into cubes and sprinkle with lemon juice. Put it on hot sandwiches, sprinkle finely chopped green onions.
Cake with fish
- margarine - 250 grams,
- egg - 2 pcs.,
- slightly salted red fish - 150 g,
- cauliflower - 300 grams,
- fat cottage cheese - 150 g,
- dill - 1 bunch,
- red caviar - if desired,
- flour, salt
Preparation: A small piece of margarine is put aside. The rest of it is grinded with flour, add one egg, salt and knead the dough, which is removed for 40 minutes in the refrigerator. A small piece of margarine to grease the baking dish. Place the rolled dough into it so that the bottom and sides of the mold are closed. Cottage cheese mix with the second egg. Cut cabbage into inflorescences, finely chop dill. Cut the fish into cubes. On the dough put the inflorescences of cabbage, fish, dill. From the top, evenly distribute the cottage cheese. Bake in oven at 180 degrees. If desired, decorate the finished pie with red caviar.
Pork baked with garlic and mustard
- fillet of pork - 1 kg,
- garlic - 5 denticles,
- vegetable oil
- ground black pepper
Preparation: Each clove of garlic is cut into 4 pieces. In a piece of pork make shallow incisions and insert the garlic. Wipe with salt and pepper, grease with mustard. Lightly sprinkle with oil. Meat wrap in foil and bake at a temperature of 160 degrees. After about 1 hour, get the pork out of the oven, open it and check the readiness: pierce with a knife. If red juice is allocated, the meat is not yet ready. Transparent juice means the full availability of meat. Cut the pork into pieces, beautifully put on a large plate, around place the cut fresh or boiled vegetables. Sprinkle with herbs. Nearby you can put sausage with ketchup, which is added finely chopped dill and parsley.
Lamb with rosemary
- lamb with bone - 8 pieces,
- vegetable oil - 3 tablespoons,
- ground coriander - 1 teaspoon,
- potatoes - 8 pcs.,
- butter - 50 grams,
- rosemary - 1 bunch,
- ground black pepper.
Preparation: With slices of meat remove all veins and fat, put them in a saucepan, sprinkled with olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper, coriander and finely chopped rosemary. Stir and leave for 40 minutes. Then pieces of mutton fry in a very heated frying pan in a small amount of vegetable oil - about 7 minutes on each side. For garnish, peel the potatoes, boil it to half-cooked, put on a baking sheet, oiled and baked. 5 minutes before the readiness to pour with butter. Serve portionwise, beautifully laying meat and potatoes on plates and decorating with greens.
The decoration of the Easter table will be this cake with canned apricots of the color of the sun. Ingredients:
- biscuit cakes - 3 pcs.,
- butter - 250 g,
- condensed milk - ½ jar,
- Apricots or peaches canned - 1 can,
- pistachios peeled - 1 handful
For protein cream:
- eggs - 2 pieces,
- sugar - 1 glass,
- lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
Preparation: Butter whipped with condensed milk, add six halves of apricots or three - peaches, finely chopped. With this cream interlay the cakes, stacking them on top of each other. In a strong foam, beat the eggs and sugar, adding lemon juice. With this protein cream cover the whole cake on top and sides. After 5-7 minutes, decorate it with halves of apricots or peaches, sprinkle with pistachios.
How to start an Easter meal?
For a long time Christians have a certainthe order of dispensation after Lent. An indispensable tradition of the Easter table is the following rule: the Easter meal should begin with the consecrated Easter cake. He is eaten before taking any other food. Having tasted the cake, then you can eat eggs, meat and all the rest. Bright Christ of the Resurrection! We advise you to read: