3.31.2009

Muenster Bread

Tidbit: Eggs were colored, blessed, exchanged and eaten as part of the rites of spring long before Christian times. Even the earliest civilizations held springtime festivals to welcome the sun’s rising from its long winter sleep. Ancient peoples thought of the sun’s return from darkness as an annual miracle and they regarded the egg as a natural wonder and a proof of the renewal of life. As Christianity spread, the egg was adopted as a symbol of Christ’s Resurrection from the tomb. For centuries, eggs were among the foods forbidden by the church during Lent, so it was a special treat to have them again at Easter. In Slavic countries, baskets of food including eggs are traditionally taken to church to be blessed on Holy Saturday or before the Easter midnight Mass, then taken home for a part of Easter breakfast.


Muenster bread

1 lb. Muenster cheese, shredded
2 eggs
1 tsp. mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 large loaf Italian Bread

Mix together the cheese, eggs, worchestershire sauce and mustard. Spread onto bread and broil until cheese is bubbly, usually about 3 min. Remove and let stand for a few minutes. Slice widthwise and serve.
Tidbit source: incredibleegg.org

3 comments:

The Bowmans said...

this sounds yummy!

and thanks for the history lesson. i never knew eggs were banned during Lent. interesting.

The Katzbox said...

OMGosh!!! I love love love muenster cheese...LOVE IT!!!!!! I will definitely try this....

I'm trying to figure out what's so sacred/special/scary about something that drops out of a chicken's butt....sorry....but it is what it is....those silly pagans...and early Christians...and Slavs...and most of early humanity....hmmmmm....perhaps I should rethink my stance...

Thanks for the info...this was really interesting....

tidbits said...

You know it's funny I've always gotten the egg thing, but why the bunny with the egg??