These Paschal roses are amazing! I typically have pots of hyacinths around making the air smell lovely, but Pascha fell too late this year.
Saturday, May 8
Friday, May 7
Thursday, May 6
Wednesday, May 5
Our traditional Pascha dessert is always trifle! I make Paula Deen's pound cake recipe, mix up some vanilla pudding, make a fruit salad (this was strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries), and make lashings of homemade whipped cream. Layered all together in a Trifle bowl, it is a quite a sight!
Tuesday, May 4
This was the first year that we had Luminaries lighting the church property. They were suggested and carried out by one of our parishioners and I am so thankful that she made this happen! They really brought a sense of festivity to our celebrations!
Monday, May 3
I tried the kulich (Russian Easter bread that resembles a church dome with it's height and rounded top) recipe from Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day this year. It appealed to me because of its ease, the fact that it only provides you with one large kulich (though I'm making three small ones), and relatively simple ingredient list (I could not find potato flour on short notice, so I substituted corn starch as @kingarthurbaking suggested). These little kulichi really turned out well this year! I will definitely be using this recipe from now on, and plan to use some of the other celebration bread from this book in the future!