Traditional recipes for the Easter table
Christ's Day of Resurrection is the maina Christian holiday, one of the brightest holidays, symbolizing the victory of life over death, and it is not accidental that it is celebrated in the spring. The traditions associated with Easter are some of the most colorful and colorful, and we remember them from childhood. For those who have fasted for seven weeks, limiting themselves to food, this holiday is still long-awaited: after all, you can finally treat yourself to all sorts of delicacies, so preparing for Easter at them is a whole ritual, and recipes for the Easter table are transferred from generation to generation. And those who are not so anxious about the observance of the canons, too, do not deny themselves traditional delicacies, because the Easter table consists entirely of delicious dishes. In addition to Easter eggs and dyed eggs, which invariably appear on the table in almost every home, it's all sorts of meat dishes, for example, homemade boiled pork or the usual cold, and a delicious curd cake, and all kinds of sweets - recipes for the Easter table are varied. Preparing dishes for the Easter table goes on throughout the whole Saturday, beginning with the very morning, but then the hostess is free for several days in the kitchen: it is believed that at least on Sunday, it is better to do nothing at home.
So, the main recipes for the Easter table are Easter, or Easter cake, baked meat and curd cake. Let us consider them in more detail.
Easter, the main decoration of the Easter table,is prepared from a very dough yeast. For him, take a half kilogram of flour, 200-300 grams of milk, 5-6 eggs, a packet of butter, a glass and a half sugar, salt to taste and 40 grams of ordinary yeast, or slightly more than half of the package dry - because the dough is very savory, you need to yeast was 20 percent more than usual. You can add vanilla, nuts, raisins or other dried fruits or candied fruit to the dough. It is best to prepare such a dough by a sponge method. Yeast is dissolved in warm, but not hot milk, along with a small amount of sugar and a glass of flour. Dishes with opaque are covered with a towel and put in a warm place for about an hour and a half. During this time, there should be a lot of air bubbles. When this happens, you have to start mixing the melted butter with the remaining sugar, and when the sugar dissolves and the mixture cools, you need to add eggs there, then combine the mixture with the pomace, raisins and gradually add the flour until a dough of such density is obtained, so that it is easy was removed from the hands. The dough should not be very dense - just about like fried patties. Then it should be properly kneaded and left under the towel until its volume is doubled, after which you can bake cake. Ready Easter can be decorated with glaze and sprinkled with nuts or use special sprinkles.
Preheated cookie as follows: a large piece of meat without bone (best pork ham, balyk, cervix, scapula) we shred the pieces of garlic cut into four parts, which we pre-dip into a mixture of salt and spices, with the same mixture we rub the meat from all sides and wrap everything in two layers of foil so , so that it does not fit the meat too tightly, but it was sufficiently tight, put the package on a baking sheet and bake for a half or two hours. For meat, there are other recipes for the Easter table, but this one is the simplest, but the boiled pork is always delicious.
Curd cake is prepared from a half-kilogramthoroughly grated fat cottage cheese, 100 grams of butter, a glass of sour cream, 150 grams of sugar, three eggs. You can add vanilla sugar, salt to taste, raisins, nuts, etc. First, butter is melted in the pan, then cottage cheese, sour cream and eggs are added there, everything is stirred to a homogeneous consistency, preferably with a blender, brought to a boil on a very slow fire, after which it cools down. In the resulting mass is added sugar, preferably in the form of powder, vanilla sugar and raisins. Then you need to put the mass in the mold and wrap it in gauze or fabric so that excess liquid can drain off. Decorate Easter cake on your own.
As you can see, the traditional recipes for the Easter table are not at all complicated, but the dishes are very delicious, especially since they are familiar to most of us since childhood.