Easter Week

Spring and Easter have come at a brilliant time this year. The sun is shining and the birds are singing as I write this week’s blog in our garden.

I’ve themed the menu this week around the Easter calendar. Starting with Maundy Thursday, which I have investigated, and I have found the following information:

Jesus’ Last Supper Menu Revealed in Archaeology Study

By Rossella Lorenzi March 24, 2016

A bean stew, lamb, olives, bitter herbs, a fish sauce, unleavened bread, dates and aromatized wine likely were on the menu at the Last Supper, says recent research into Palestinian cuisine during Jesus’s time.

“The Bible discusses what happened during that dinner, but it doesn’t detail what Jesus and his 12 dining companions ate,” Generoso Urciuoli, archaeologist at Italy’s Petrie centre and author of the ‘Archeoricette blog’ on ancient food, told Discovery News.

So I have put together a meal which the whole family should enjoy. Based on the Jewish traditions which Jesus would have followed.

The children are now officially on holiday, so there is a recipe for unleavened bread they will find as easy to make as playdough.

Unleavened Bread
1/3 cup water (add water a little bit at a time, as needed)
2 cups Stone ground Flour (or Plain Flour)
1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/3 cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 200C (Fan).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix flour, oil, and salt together in a bowl; add water and knead a few minutes.
Sprinkle a little flour on counter top to prevent sticking.
Form dough into 6 balls and press into disks onto the prepared baking sheet using your hands.
Take a fork and prick holes in the dough.
Bake in the oven until bread is cooked, 8 to 15 minutes.

Inspired by Hebrew Living .com

Making this very easy flat bread means they can join in preparation for the family meal and have lots of contribute as you eat together as a family.

I hope your family enjoys both preparing and eating together; the Maundy Thursday meal and the Easter Sunday meal with a traditional Leg of Lamb and vegetables.


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