A tasty Spanish Easter, to know new traditions and to spend a tasty Easter away from home. We are in that part of the month when we dedicate our time and our post to something tasty. Our “Tasty” column is actually becoming a small Tripadvisor ahahah. We have suggested you some of the best vegan restaurants in town; we have looked for tasty tapas and amazing pinchos; we did a special menu for Christmas. Now it is time for a tasty menu for Easter.
A tasty menu implies people who share the lunch or the dinner with you and implies a place to gather, too. And if you live in a shared flat? You can spend this special day with your flat mates and you have a dining room big enough to host all of you. As we like to point out, sharing a lunch make the food even tastier. This is why we often promote shared flats; you will never eat all alone, especially during special days such as Easter. Moreover, cooking will be fun and you will remember this Easter away from home forever.
A tasty Spanish Easter, we know there is still time to plan the dinner and to go to the grocery shop. Nonetheless, helpMadrid is already thinking about the Easter lunch. Everything must be perfect! Therefore, we have created for you a perfect menu to taste the Spanish tradition. First course, main course and dessert…
Easter mouth-watering menu
Sopa de Ajo
Do not be shy; the first course is literally bursting with flavour. The sopa de ajo is a garlic soup made of garlic, chicken broth, egg and sherry. If you manage to prepare this tasty soup, your stay in Madrid will finally mean something. We are kidding, of course! This soup is the perfect starter, but the good is yet to come.
Potaje de Vigilia
Goodbye soup; welcome stew! Every Spanish family prepares this amazingly tasty stew during the Semana Santa and serves it on Good Friday. The potaje is super simple to prepare, therefore you do not have any excuse: it must be on your menu. Should we write down some of the ingredients? Take note, please: chickpeas, spinach, garlic, onion, pepper and hard-boiled egg.
After a light and refreshing stew, we think that a meat pie would be perfect. This dish hails from Salamanca and Avila and you will love it. It looks like a huge empanada, but the filling is a great surprise: meat, chorizo and hard-boiled eggs. Eggs and Easter are synonyms ahahah. By the way, if you are not a professional chef and you do not want to risk, you can easily buy it in a rotisserie. First course, main course and now it is finally time for the desserts.
The long sought-after moment has arrived. Pastry and sugar everywhere! It has been difficult to choose only few of the Semana Santa desserts, but we are satisfied. The first sweet gluttony are Torrijas, do you remember them? We have listed them in our Carnival sweets’ list. By the way, a sweet description for the newcomers and the forgetful people. Torrijas are pieces of bread soaked in milk and eggs, than fried and covered with sugar, honey, chocolate or custard.
Flores de Semana Santa
You must have seen them several times, as they are in the showcases of many bakeries. Believe us, they are not only beautiful. These sweet crunchy flowers are delicious, but, unlike the previous sweet treat, they are a little bit more complicated to make (the flowery shape is for professionals!). Oh my word, we are so full… But we have one last treat for you.
Mona de Pascua
The cake! This sweet treat hails from Catalonia and Valencia; nonetheless, we have decided to include it in our menu, a perfect sweet end. It is a symbol of spring and its colourful decorations prove it. These cakes can be topped with boiled eggs or with chocolate or, eventually, with both!
We have our mouths watering ahahah. This Easter menu is so tasty that it will be hard waiting for the great day. Let the countdown begin and let’s go shopping: carrots, onions, olive oil… Anything else?
Before we start cooking, helpMadrid wishes to provide its readers with some suggestions to plan the perfect Easter day:
- Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, we will repost this blog post soon.
- Take note and check the links.
- Clean the house.
- Write sweet invitations to your flat mates, hide them in the shared flat and organize a scavenger hunt to find them.
- Make a list of all the ingredients and go shopping all together.
- Cook all together.
- Leave room for dessert.
If you follow this list, your Easter day will be a success! Maybe this time we went too far with suggestions, but we are creative and we enjoyed dreaming of celebrations…
Are you planning to move to Madrid before Easter and you are still looking for an accommodation? Shared flats are the best housing solution for students and young workers. Moreover, you will have the chance to share amazing moments with your “new family”.
Stay tuned and happy Easter!