Teatime #8 Easter Baking Traditions

teatime, weekly baking tips column

Easter baking traditions explained, plus a new recipe twist to enjoy!


In my house, Easter baking means that I bake a big Simnel Cake for the whole family to share and my mum makes some delicious Hot Cross Buns with added orange zest.

But there’s more to Simnel Cake than marzipan and mixed peel.


The balls of marzipan which decorate the top of this traditional Easter cake also have meaning. They represent the apostles, tying the cake back to Easter’s religious beginnings.

There’s also more to the Hot Cross Bun. Whilst we can find them in supermarkets (and bake them!) for months surrounding Easter, traditionally they are eaten on Good Friday. Tell me I’m not the only one breaking this rule?!

As with the Simnel Cake, the simple decoration on the top of each bun returns to its religious origin, representing a cross.

I’m also a huge fan of the less traditional bakes, especially ones including my favourite Easter chocolate and sweets. For that reason, I’m loving this recipe by Jane’s Patisserie for a No-Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake.

These modern twists on Easter baking might not include the traditional signature spices and flavours, but they can still be showstoppers on your Easter table.

Will you be going for traditional or mini-eggs galore for your Easter baking? Let me know in the comments below or on my Facebook page!

Happy baking,

Lauren x

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2 thoughts on “Teatime #8 Easter Baking Traditions

  • March 20, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Aww thank you Lauren for sharing my recipe! 🙂 I’ve never actually eaten Simnel cake but Hot Cross buns are a weekly thing in my house! xx

    • March 20, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      If you like marzipan and fruit cake you’d like Simnel Cake 🙂 happy to share it, love your recipe and I’m sure my readers will too! 🙂 xxx


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