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The best desserts and sweets of Easter

Our sweetest Easter .

How every year on these dates the patisseries are full of dessert recipes of all kinds.

From the  traditional and some very original French toast (coffee, red wine, filled with cream, caramelized …), fried milk , the crispy pestiños with honey, wind fritters filled with more than delicious things, Easter cakes , pancakes for have breakfast, the Galician pancakes or the Asturian frixuelos , chocolate eggs … I could continue like this another paragraph and surely I had one left.

It is perhaps one of the most notable dates when it comes to sweet and what in theory are dates of withdrawal, abstinence and … what the hell! If the best desserts are made by the nuns these days.

In this compilation I have collected the list of the most famous sweets and desserts of Easter and Easter .

All of them contain traditions and stories worthy of being told and the blog knows that we like to collect all that information and complete our recipes.

I am sure that we will expand them with your contributions, with those sweets from each region of Spain that I upload to the blog every year and that you recommend to me.

Here you have a wide variety of sweets and desserts for Easter to prepare with the little ones and not so little ones at home.

Enjoy traditional homemade desserts and of course they do not stay at Easter, the French toast is to enjoy all year round.

Tell me what are the Easter sweets that are made in your area and above all do not stop cooking at least one of them, choose well and flavor your homes, always delicious.

We have selected a list of typical Easter sweets and desserts , all of them simple to make and with a spectacular result.

We teach you how to do them, always with their step-by-step photography and many of them with video so that you don’t miss any detail and they come out the first time. To see the recipes in full with all their details, click on the titles.

Milk French toast recipe Traditional milk French toast

This original, and at the same time traditional, recipe for the most typical sweet at Easter is a dessert that is based on a slice of bread soaked in milk, coated in egg, fried in extra virgin olive oil and flavored to taste with syrup or, in this case, sugar and cinnamon. It is a very simple and very common dessert of these upcoming dates.

Wind Fritters Recipe Fritters

In Spain Easter dessert recipes are one of the best dishes of the year. These small balls of fried dough are a delicacy within everyone’s reach, because although it seems like a difficult recipe, it does not have a great complication and it does not have to be a seasonal sweet, they are great at any date of the year.

Mona de pascua recipe Mona of Easter

La mona de Pascua is one of the quintessential desserts at the end of Lent and Easter . It is a recipe of great tradition in almost the entire peninsula, but especially in the communities of Murcia, Valencia, Catalonia and Castilla la Mancha. Although in regions such as Galicia and Asturias, there is the roscón or rosco de Pascua , which basically is the same and very similar  to the roscón de reyes .

Fried doughnuts Fried doughnuts

A very typical sweet from Andalusia similar to Galician fried donuts, although I know that they are prepared throughout the year, especially when there is a celebration at home. Along with the French toast and pestiños, we can say that they are part of a triumvirate of frying pan desserts. Being so popular the variations of the same recipe are countless, changing details according to each area or each house.

Pancake recipe Pancake or pancake

The pancake is one of the most typical elaborations of Valencian lands during Easter. Depending on the region in which we find ourselves, it will receive very different names: panou, toña, fogaseta, bonfire, pa socarrat, coc, tonya. It is a type of roscón de pascua or mona de pascua, which is another of the sweets that are traditionally consumed in the region on these dates.

Pestiños recipe Pestiños with honey

In Lent the streets of Andalusia smell of matalauva, orange blossom and pestiños, that fried dough that everyone collaborates on. Normally the town gathers around a basin where the dough is prepared, forming a chain of people to then fry and finish them. It is not just the result, it is the whole process and what goes with it.

Malaga borrachuelos recipe Malaga borrachuelos

The term “borrachuelo” derives from the wine that carries the dough, which makes the sweet drunk. It is common to see drunkards in the windows of all the patisseries already at the beginning of Lent, but the most common is to prepare them at home as part of the family holiday ritual.

Gañotes de ubrique recipe Gañotes de Ubrique

In the Sierra de Grazalema area, in the province of Cádiz, they prepare a very special sweet during Lent and Easter, a kind of very aromatic spiral-shaped donuts called  Gañotes . The preparation of this sweet is so important and deeply rooted in customs, that even in Ubrique they have been holding a contest for gnotes for several years , where attendees can try and then assess those who present themselves.

Coffee French toast Coffee French toast

It is an equally easy and simple recipe to prepare as the classic French toast , in which we do not use milk at all. This makes it perfect for lactose intolerant or allergy sufferers. We substitute dairy for a coffee syrup with sugar, highly flavored with lemon, cinnamon and cocoa and finally we continue with the same process as with the more traditional French toast, egg bath and frying.

donuts_nata Cream donuts

There are many variants when it comes to preparing this type of sweet, you will find the donuts of oil , the donuts of anise , the fried donuts like my mother’s and almost one type for each house in which they are prepared. Which shows that this sweet is a perfect option to let our imagination run wild.

Chocolate Easter Egg Recipe Chocolate Eggs or Easter Eggs

In my land what is typical, what is in my memory, is that at  Easter the godparents give their godchildren a chocolate Easter egg . For me it was a special moment, I waited patiently for them to come home with the long-awaited trophy, the bigger the better, to open it without waste of time, put on my chocolate boots and discover in passing the surprise inside.

Caramelised French toast recipe Caramelised French toast

Dare to change  the classic French toast for Easter   for some caramelized French toast that will triumph at your family’s home. The base is very similar to the classic ones but the end point gives it a different and different touch, although it seems unbelievable, I would say that it is less sweet because the caramel film it carries is very thin.

apple bunhuelos Apple Fritters

Whether for Easter or All Saints , the donuts   are one of the most classic sweets of our country. Along with churros , torrijas and  rosquillas , they are the emblem of the classic homemade pastry of all the houses. Its preparation and consumption is fully extended, not only in Spain, but also in almost all of Latin America.

Homemade donut recipe Fried donuts

These donuts are made by my mother Rosa , and since I have memories, it is a recipe that was made to complete the tribute of the Magdalena festivities. They are not the fluffy donuts of the Candil , nor the pasta type that they make in Mancha, nor silly or smart as in Madrid, they are the ones that enter the body with a good shot of brown liquor.

Baked French toast recipe Baked milk French toast

Do you like French toast? Don’t you want to finish off the kitchen as if a tornado had just passed? Is it wrong to fry? Well here I leave you the solution: some baked Easter French toast . In addition to being a little lighter than normal French toast you can cook them easily and almost without staining the kitchen. When making them in the oven we avoid frying them and we get lighter French toast .


We could include even more desserts, cottage cheese with honey, a little cheese with quince, lactose-free French toast, roscón de Pascua, Lenten bones … and many more sweets, which you will surely recommend to me, I await your email.

It is clear that Easter is not a suitable date for diets, with the cold what you want is to put calories into the body. I hope you like all these larpeiradas and enjoy these days of rest, which we have earned.

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