1. Pashka, Russia
This pyramid-shaped dessert made from cheese is traditionally served at Easter in Russia. The dish is often decorated with religous symbols, such as the letters XB, from “Christos Voskres”, which means “Christ is Risen”.
2. Columba di Pasqua, Italy
Similar in taste to the Italian Christmas bread panettone, Colomba di Pasqua is a candied peel-stuffed cake that is often shaped like a dove.
3. Tsoureki, Greece
This brioche-like bread, flavoured with an essence drawn from the seed of wild cherries, is often decorated with hard-boiled eggs that have been dyed red, to symbolise the blood of Christ.
4. Pinca, Eastern Europe
Rather like a large hot cross bun, pinca is a sweet bread marked with the sign of the cross that is commonmly eaten to celebrate the end of Lent in Slovenia and Croatia. It's aso enjoyed in some areas of Italy.
5. Mona de Pascua, Spain
A popular Easter cake traditionally cooked in several regions of Spain during Semana Santa (holy week). Traditionally, it resembles a large doughnut topped with a hardboiled egg.
6. Hot cross buns, UK
No British Easter would be complete without a hot cross bun, a sweet spiced bun marked with a cross that has been eaten for hundreds of years. Simnel cakes, fruit cakes topped with 11 or 12 marzipan balls to resemble the apostles, are also popular during the period.
7. Capirotada, Mexico
Capirotada is a kind of spiced Mexican bread pudding filled with raisins, cinammon, cloves and cheese that is popular during the Easter period. It's said that each ingredients carries a reminder of the suffering of Christ - the cloves being the nails on the cross, the cinammon sticks the wooden cross and the bread the Body of Christ himself.
8. Kulich, Orthodox Christian Countries
Families in many Orthodox Christian countries, including Bulgaria, Georgia and Russia, will bake a Kulich cake at Easter. The cakes are baked in tall tins, and decorated with white icing and colourful sprinkles or flowers. The cake is often blessed by a priest after Easter service.
9. Chervil Soup, Germany
Maundy Thursday is known as Gründonnerstag or "Green Thursday" in Germany, when Germans traditionally eat green-coloured foods. Chervil soup is a popular choice.
10. Pacoca de Amendoim, Brazil
Made from peanuts, sugar and cassava flour, this Brazilian treat is often served in honour of the Easter festival.