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easter bread with coloured eggs

Recipe by
Alma Beatrice

This simple, colourful Italian Easter bread is a real favourite and is prepared by families across Italy in the days leading up to Holy Week.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For easter bread with coloured eggs

  • 3 tsps of dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 tbsps lemon juice
  • 6 tbsps butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 painted eggs for decoration
  • a beaten egg with water
  • almond flakes

How To Make easter bread with coloured eggs

  • 1
    Dissolve the dry yeast in warm milk and stir for 5 minutes
  • 2
    Gradually add the eggs, flour, sugar and other ingredients and beat well.
  • 3
    When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand until smooth and elastic. (You can of course also use a food processor with a dough hook).
  • 4
    Place the dough in a greased bowl and turn it over once to coat the top.
  • 5
    Cover with a damp tea towel and allow the dough to rise in a warm place, for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • 6
    Sprinkle the work surface with flour and knead the dough again.
  • 7
    Divide into 3 balls.
  • 8
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