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Transcript of EASTER


1. A background of Easter

2. Easter in The U.K., Russia,
Germany and Canada

3. The recipe:
Stuffed Roast Lamb
Easter Symbols
Easter Customs
Stuffed Roast Lamb
Principal feast of the Christian year
It is for celebrating the
resurrection of Jesus Christ
Date: Between March 22 and April 25
The end of
Holy Week

(Holy week is the end of
Maundy Thursday
: Jesus had the last supper.
Good Friday
: The death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion
Why do they eat lamb for Easter?
Jesus as the Lamb of God
Easter in various countries
Thank you for listening!
Easter Eggs and Bunnies
Easter Lilies
: Symbols of fertility, immortality and rebirth
a traditional religious sacrifice
For the stuffing
150g apricots, finely chopped
200g white breadcrumbs
Juice of 1 lemon
4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
1 egg, beaten
1 large handful pine nuts
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 tbsp. flat leaf parsley leaves,
roughly chopped
30g butter
For the lamb
2*1.5kg leg of lamb (boneless weight)
4tbsp. olive oil
A few springs of rosemary
2 garlic bulbs, cut in half
2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped
2 carrots, roughly chopped
2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
For the gravy
4 tbsp. plain flour
1 litre lamb stock
400ml red wine
4 tbsp. redcurrant jelly
: The Bible mentions lilies as representative of beauty, perfection and goodness
: Symbols of the death and rebirth of the Savior
1. Easter in The U.K.
Easter is
the biggest Christian festival
People usually attend special church services
Decorating, hunting and rolling eggs and presenting chocolate eggs
Decorating eggs, egg-rolling, egg-hunting
to symbolize the rolling away of the stone from Christ's tomb
Hot Cross Buns
: yeast, milk, flour, butter, eggs, sugar, raisins, and a combination of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice
2. Easter in Russia
Cahors Wine
2. Easter in Russia
4. Easter in Germany
3. Easter in Canada
Easter is in April or May.
(the Orthodox calendar)
It is traditional to begin
the Easter meal by cutting up
an egg and distributing the pieces to each
family member.
People exchange
red eggs
: Symbol of the blood of Christ
Eggs may be cracked with nails as a reminder of Christ.
Why are Hot Cross Buns for Easter?
: 2 pounds dry curd or farmers cheese, 5 large egg yolks, 2 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar, 1 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds, 1/2 cup golden raisins, 1 cup chopped candied citron, 2 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 pound unsalted butter
Why do Russians have bread and wine for Easter?
Easter tree
: Colored egg shells or roots on a fruit tree
The Bonfire
: Burning old Christmas trees is a popular Easter tradition
Winter Carnival
: Snowy ski trails and ice sculptures in Quebec City
Toronto Beaches Lions:
Annual Easter parade
Easter passion plays and songs are performed.
Honey-Mustard Glazed Ham
: 1 (10 pounds) smoked, bone-in ham, 1 cup honey, 1/4 cup whole-grain mustard, 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar, 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
Ham is a natural choice and lamb was not an important meat in North America.
Traditional Easter Lunch
Maple Baked Beans
Potatoes Nicoise
Cape Breton Scones
Apple Tarte
Maple Baked Beans
: Dried navy or great northern beans, Brown sugar, Salt, Ground black pepper, Spicy brown mustard, Molasses, Ketchup, Pure maple syrup, Bacon
Cape Breton Scones
: Flour, Sugar, Baking powder, Salt, Basking soda, Raisins or currants, Sour cream, Oil, Egg, Milk
Traditional Easter cakes & German tortes
:2 1/4 cups cake flour, 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 1/4 cups white sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 4 egg whites
Easter Themed Food World Records
The most expensive chocolate Easter egg
The Diamond Stella Egg
(cost £50,000)
The World's largest chocolate bunny
Harry Johnson keeps the record in South Africa
The oldest Hot Cross Bun in the world
192 years old bun, which was baked in 1821
A pyramid-shaped cheese cake with traditional religious symbols
The Tomb of Christ
The Russian cross
XB: Christ is risen
Hot Cross Buns are small and sweet buns.
It is eaten on Good Friday alone.
It reminds the Christian cross that Jesus was killed on.
Bread and wine represent the body and blood of Christ.
Why do people eat ham for Easter?
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