Spanish Easter Treats
In Spanish the pupils have learnt how in Spain, religious traditions are still prominent. That is especially true for Semana Santa, which means Holy Week. Pupils were surprised by the different celebrations that take place during this event in Spain. They watched some videos, took a quiz, and even created their own “Nazareno”. The “Nazarenos” are the members of the brotherhoods who participate in the processions. They are also known as the “penitentes” (penitent ones). These are the people who are dressed in robes and capes, wearing cone shaped head gear that makes it impossible to know who is behind their disguises.
We have two typical desserts during Easter in Spain: “Torrijas” and “Mona de Pascua”. Torrijas are slices of bread that are soaked in milk. Once the slices have absorbed most of the milk and have a spongy texture, they are coated in egg and fried. Some people compare them with French toasts; however, torrijas are sweeter and are eaten as dessert.
Mona de Pascua is a giant donut covered with hard-boiled eggs, which can be substituted with chocolate eggs. The tradition says the godfather gives his godson the “mona” on Easter.
The recipes for those two are available in Google Classroom for our Star Bakers. Bake them, take a picture and send it to me and you’ll get a reward of 5 show ups!
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