Easter Bread with Coloured Eggs

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.


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30 Min
55 Min
Convection Oven


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


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About Easter Bread with Coloured Eggs

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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