A popular Good Friday delicacy in the U.K., Australia, South Africa and beyond, hot cross buns are sweet, pillowy, fruit-filled dough balls emblazoned with a cross. Every baker fiddles with their signature spice blend, but you can expect notes of cinnamon, cloves, orange zest and nutmeg – the kinds of flavors you might find in mulled wine.
Whether or not you celebrate Easter, it's hard to avoid the onslaught of pastel-hued jelly beans, cream-filled eggs and marshmallow bunnies that take over the corner store as the spring holiday nears. Though cities around the world have their own unique traditions, there's one thing that they all have in common: sweet, sugary Easter desserts that are meant to be shared with family and friends. In the U.K. and Australia, it's all about pillowy hot cross buns, while in Mexico, locals nosh on coconut-laden candies called cocadas. And let's not forget about the pastry chefs who are working overtime to crank out intricate chocolate eggs right now. Take a look at some of the most decadently delicious Easter desserts around the world and fire up your over to bake your way around the world this spring.
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