Italian Easter Bread Recipe
|Collections:||Easter Treats, Member's Choice|
|1/4 c||warm water|
|3/4 c||warm milk|
|1 tsp||lemon zest, grated|
|4 1/4 c||flour|
|1 tsp||melted butter|
|1||egg white, scrambled|
|6||colored eggs (raw) (3 for each loaf - this is a guess)|
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DirectionsSprinkle yeast in warm water to dissolve.Cream butter and beat in sugar, egg yolks and salt. Then stir in warm milk, lemon zest, vanilla and yeast mixture.Add 2 cups of the flour and beat for 5 minutes.Gradually beat in remaining flour, then place dough on floured board and knead.Place dough in greased bowl and top with a little melted butter. Let rise 1 1/2 to 2 hours, then knead again.Cut dough into 6 pieces and roll each piece into a rope.Form 3 ropes into a braid (you will get two loaves).Nestle colored raw eggs throughout each braid.Brush top of loaves with egg whites.Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown.