Spain, another Catholic country, is also steeped in many Easter food traditions - including one that could really hurt! in the northeast, people bake a special pastry with a whole egg inside (shell and all), then break it on top of people's heads.
Baked Easter goods are popular all over the globe. In the United Kingdom and Australia, hot cross buns filled with fruits and spices with a cross on top, symbolizing the crucifixion, are eaten on Good Friday. In Ireland and the United Kingdom, the Simnel cake is the traditional Easter pastry; it's been around since the Middle Ages. It is " rich fruit cake with 11 marzipan ball on the top. These balls represent the 12 apostles minus Judas.