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Mar 29, 2007



Johanna it's lovely to hear what's traditional at Easter in Austria. The 'lamb' cake looks gorgeous - I love chocolate but the idea of ground almonds with a hint of whiskey is excellent competition (there's definitely something spring/summery about this sort of almond based cake). The pigs ears sound tempting too, I think it's the idea of plum compote!


I love how the lamb looks but could never bring myself to eat it. I still get guilty about eating chocolate bunnies :) I think the guilt would get to me :)
My dad however(who is coming for Easter) will love the eggsald roll ups!


Every Easter my mom would make the bunny cake, and my grandma would make the lamb cake. Regardless of the animal, I only wanted to eat the ears (more crunchy cake and more frosting). My cast iron lamb mold now resides next to my fireplace year-round, and visits the kitchen on Easter Saturday. So I can eat the ears.


Johanna - thanks for the wikipedia link about jarping/dumping eggs - now I know the correct name for the activity I've been doing every single Easter:)
The chocolate lamb looks adorable!!

Deborah Dowd

Johanna - I have posted my entry in the WTSIM... Easter Basket, and have linked back to you in my post. You can (and readers can find it at I had a great time - Thanks for hosting this event!


I hope it will be still okay if I send you my entry tomorrow (?). I finished my ... this evening and it is just to dark to take an adequate picture.
I have such a lamb form as well and I bought one for a rabbit this year. If I'll ever find one in an egg shape I think this will be great for decorating it.


johanna. you used to collapse on palm sundays? me,too (thanks to incense). wasnt it the worst thing ever, everybody watching in church...? i love your choc easter lamb. ohmy, i think i will have to bake it for my familiy, too! looks so pretty and i bet tastes wonderful.


It's funny that we shars quite a lot of childhood memories about easter. As you described easter was quite similar in our family when I was a little child.

Today we've given up most of the traditions but still the whole family comes together one easter sunday.

I loved the sweet eastre lamb (or rabbit) of my grandma most and me and my brother ate the head almost immediately after we were given them.
I loved to bake these with my grandma on saturday - we had to bake a lot of them 'cause we were a lot of children ons easter sunday around the house and every child got one - either a lamb or a rabbit - either covered with chocolate or just some caster sugar.

My grandma died a few years ago and I haven't had them ever since :(


Beautiful and fascinating post! I love your Baked Easter Lamb - seems much more evocative and steeped in meaning than a fluffy wuffy bunny!! Can't wait to see the line up of everyone elses Easter reminiscences too!


i found this post so interesting. you had such deep easter traditions in your home and that really makes for some wonderful stories and great food memories.


Those ham and egg salad rolls are inspired. Now I know what to do with more of those hard boiled colored eggs :)

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