Monday, June 8, 2009

Slovenian Easter Brunch- A Little Late

When we were in Chicago last week we were treated to a traditional Slovenian Easter Brunch. Our friends had brought it from Cleveland as a treat for their sons. Every Easter the head of the family takes the food for Easter Brunch to be blessed on Holy Saturday. These customs come from centuries in the past.

The traditional foods include sausages, colorful hard cooked eggs, doughnuts called kruhki and potica, a ground nut filled bread. The kruhki are made from a yeast risen dough and fried. (They tasted like jelly doughnuts without the jelly!) Our friend learned how to make the special sausage from his grandfather many years ago. Horseradish is served traditionally but we enjoyed mustard instead.

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