Easter Egg Bread

Easter Egg Bread Recipe

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Lorraine Passero

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@Lorraine9

Make this a traditional family Easter morning treat.

Rating:
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Serves:
12
Prep:
5 Hr
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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12
eggs in shell
easter egg coloring
1/2 c
milk
1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
salt
1/2 c
shortening

GRATED PEEL OF TWO LEMONS

2 pkg
active dry yeast
1/2 c
warm water 110 to115 degrees
2
eggs (at room temperature)
4 1/2 c
sifted all purpose flour
1
egg beaten
tiny colored candies

How to Make Easter Egg Bread

Step-by-Step

  • 1Wash 12 uncooked eggs. Tint shells with coloring set aside
  • 2Scald milk: add sugar, salt ,shortening and lemon peel. Cool to lukewarm
  • 3Sprinkle yeast on warm water: stir to dissolve Add to milk mixture with the two eggs, slightly beaten, and 2 1/2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth
  • 4Stir in enough flour a little at a time to form a dough that is easy to handle. Turn onto slightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic 5 to min Place dough in lightly greased bowl, turn over to grease top. Cover and let rise till doubled about 1 hour
  • 5Punch down , cover and let rise till almost doubled in size about 30 min
  • 6Make 2 large rings or 12 individual rings

    large ring...divide dough into four parts Roll each part into 36 inch rope . On greased baking sheet shape two ropes into a loose braid and set 6 eggs in...repeat with the other two ropes
  • 7Individual rings ..divide dough into 12 parts .Form each part into ring around egg
  • 8Cover and let rise until doubled in size
  • 9Brush evenly with beaten egg and sprinkle with tiny decorating candies
  • 10Bake in moderate oven 375degrees
    15 min for individual rings, and 20 min for large rings....or until lightly browned
  • 11Note.....may be made a day before and refrigerated and heated for 8 min in a 350 degree over

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About Easter Egg Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Heirloom




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