Customs & Traditions

Easter Hot Cross Buns

March 29, 2013

Easter Hot Cross Buns As a child I used to sing the song, “Hot Cross Buns” while jumping rope or skipping around the block.  “Hot cross buns!  Hot cross buns! One ha’ penny, two ha’ penny, hot cross buns!  If you have no daughters, give them to your sons.  One ha’ penny,...

Victoria’s Classic Haroset

March 23, 2013

Victoria’s Classic Haroset (Charoset) My Classic Haroset is sweet with raisins and cinnamon.  You can vary the nuts by using pecans, hazelnuts or a combination.  Make sure to use Gala, Braeburn or Jonagold apples.  Don’t use Red Delicious because they are too bland.  INGREDIENTS 3 Large Peeled, Cored  & Sliced...

Ciambellone

April 7, 2012

Ciambellone Ciambellone or Italian Easter Bread is a ring shaped cake is lightly sweetened and flavored with lemon zest and sometimes dried fruit. Romans like to serve it for Easter breakfast. INGREDIENTS 4 Cups Unbleached Flour 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract ½ Cup Sugar ½ Cup Milk ¼ Teaspoon...

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