Happy Easter to all and may the joys of this day shine very bright upon you!
In our conversation today, Mairiuna and I were wondering how Scottish people celebrate Easter.
By curiousity, I googled the phrase: “How do the Scottish celebrate Easter?”
Answer.com came up in the search results in top position and the answer was:
“They don’t, unless they are practicing Christians, in which case they celebrate it like all other Christians. Keith Blair.”
Short and sweet..don’t you think? This answer, as you can guess, did not satisfy my curiosity.
I therefore researched more and landed on the Scotland’s Enchanting Kingdom website.
Now…there is more meat to this answer! Get ready for a treat
In Scotland the Easter Sunday Menu for Lunch or Dinner is usually a special meal. Traditionally roast lamb is served, although some families still opt for Roast Turkey, or the equally delicious Roast Venison. Wherever you go in rural Scotland you’ll see field after field of sheep and Scottish Lamb is quite delicious. The menu I’ve chosen is quite simple. If you’ve looked at any of my other recipes you will already know that I like the meals to be easy to make. I’m not a professional cook and therefore don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
I’ve chosen for my Easter Sunday Menu:
Cream of Carrot and Coriander Soup to start with, served with homemade rolls & butter. (Much of Fife is rural and I often find myself ‘stuck’ behind a carrot lorry when I’m driving. So as carrots are grown considerably here, I thought this was a good dish to choose for the starter.) This is a soup which I make frequently and is usually popular with my guests, so I hope if you try it you will also like it.
A traditional Roast Leg of Lamb served with fresh vegetables for the Main Course.
And as you may know, we Scots have a sweet tooth and are particularly partial to chocolate, so I’ve chosen “Profiteroles” with chocolate chip ice cream as dessert, followed by Coffee and Homemade Tablet. Profiteroles are not really a Scottish Dish, but they are very popular, and on the menu of many restaurants.
Click here for ingredients and recipes.
Why Bunny and Eggs at Easter?
Now, I can’t conclude this article without adressing the Bunny and Eggs existential question which is : why bunnies and eggs at Easter?
Watch this video for the answer: