Delicious Sweet Bread for Easter

Delicious Sweet Bread for Easter


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of one orange or lemon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins or currants (optional)
  • Colored sprinkles or icing for decoration

Cooking Steps:

Step 1: In a bowl, dissolve sugar in warm milk, then sprinkle yeast over the top. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the center.

Step 3: Pour the yeast mixture into the well, followed by melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and citrus zest if using.

Step 4: Mix the ingredients until a dough forms. Knead on a floured surface for 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

Step 5: Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.

Step 6: Punch down the dough and knead in raisins or currants if desired.

Step 7: Divide the dough into portions and shape them into Easter-themed figures or a traditional braided loaf.

Step 8: Place the shaped dough on a baking sheet, cover, and let it rise again for 30-45 minutes.

Step 9: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 10: Allow the sweet bread to cool before decorating with colored sprinkles or icing.

Serve this Delicious Sweet Bread as a centerpiece for your Easter celebration, bringing warmth and sweetness to the occasion. Enjoy the festive spirit and the delightful flavors of this homemade Easter treat!

*Recipe on video and text may differ from each other!

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