Mona de Pascua

Cómo preparar “Mona de Pascua” (How to prepare a traditional Spanish Easter cake)

A traditional Easter sweet pastry typical of Valencia and Catalonia in Spain is the “Mona de Pascua”. The egg in the middle of the cake symbolizes the resurrection of Christ. The “Mona de Pascua” was given out on Easter Sunday but not normally eaten until Easter Monday. These days it is common for this cake to be eaten throughout “Semana Santa” (Holy Week). The cake has become much more elaborate and nowadays is decorated with jellied sweets or chocolate bunnies or even with non-edible features such as feathers and streamers. Watch the video below and listen to the recipe and preparation method in Spanish. The script appears below which has been translated into English:

 

 

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