The Easter Basket of special foods (described below) is arranged on Holy Saturday, and taken to church, where a special blessing ceremony with prayers and sprinkling with Holy Water, is performed by the parish priest.
Most Catholics already celebrated Easter this year on March 27th.
However Orthodox Christians, and some Catholics whose churches still follow the Julian Calendar, will celebrate Easter this Sunday, May 1st.
If you love Tortes, but have been looking for a lighter filling, rather than the traditional butter cream one, this is a great recipe for you. The cake layers are very thin, and the filling is mostly apples, with a nice caramel glaze.
I came across this recipe, and the mere fact which caught my eye, was that even though the cake is baked, it does not require any batter mixing.
This recipe is so simple, thus perfect for even the beginner baker. The finished product is not heavy, not too sweet, and , may be served warm or cold, plain or with choice of topping.