Italian Easter Bread

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Laura Yoder

By
@lkyoder34

This bread can also be glazed with a mixture of confectioners sugar and milk. Drizzle over cooked bread then sprinkle with colored sugar or pareils

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3-31/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1
    pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2/3 c
    warm milk (120-130 degrees)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter - soft
  • 7
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    chopped mixed candied fruit
  • 1/2 c
    chopped blanched almonds
  • 1/2 tsp
    aniseed
  • ·
    canola oil

How to Make Italian Easter Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add milk and butter; beat 2 minutes on medium. Add 2 eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes on high. Stir in fruit, nuts and aniseed; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
    Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
    If desired, dye remaining eggs (leave them uncooked); lightly rub with oil. Punch dough down. Divide in half; roll each piece into a 24-in. rope. Loosely twist ropes and tuck eggs into openings. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
    Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1 bread.

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About Italian Easter Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian



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