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    Easter!

    Hello!
    May I ask how American(or British) people call special muffin (bakery) usually prepared on Easter?
    I added a picture.
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    Re: Easter!

    [russian] easter cake / bread.

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    Re: Easter!



    Babka in English does sound funny, especially when it's all you say. ;)

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    Re: Easter!

    "And for Easter dinner we ate some babka. Yummy!"
    Freezeframe, are you positive a babka is our пасхальный кулич?

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    Re: Easter!

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    "And for Easter dinner we ate some babka. Yummy!"
    Freezeframe, are you positive a babka is our пасхальный кулич?
    Yes. But there are two kinds of babkas! You can never have too many babkas! Another kind of babka is a Jewish cake:



    This kind is well known in places with large Jewish presence like NYC or Montreal.

    For the Easter cake, you can say kulich, but it's more Russian only. For the pan-Slavic version , it's babka.

    If you just say "Easter cake", that doesn't mean anything. I'd assume it's just a regular cake with pastel coloured decorations. Probably something to do with chicks and eggs.


    EDIT: Wikipedia: Babka

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    Re: Easter!

    In Ukraine we called Easter cake just "Paska".
    Have you heard about it?:)

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    Re: Easter!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksyu-k View Post
    In Ukraine we called Easter cake just "Paska".
    Have you heard about it?:)
    Yes. But again this is something only immigrants from there would know.

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    Re: Easter!

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Another kind of babka is a Jewish cake:

    That's a babka?!

    I'm shocked. It is something to come to an English forum to learn a word from your own language! (And from a couple of other languages, I admit. )

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    Re: Easter!

    In the UK we have hot cross buns.

    There's a picture here:

    Hot cross bun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Rover

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