Easter Bread

225 mins (prep 180, cooking 45)
8 ingredients
1 servings
This is a beautiful presentation--sure to have people asking, "how did you DO that?" And you can say (truthfully), "oh, it was nothing, really." Because this bread is a lot easier than it looks, (just plan your time well)and its a LOT of fun to make. The eggs are very edible, even after being cooked twice and left to "rise" once! The bread itself is delicious. I found this gem in Bon Appetit. Since I'm posting this post-Easter 2012, you can make this just a fun brunch bread by leaving the eggs undyed--but be sure to try it next Easter!

Categories:  holiday , easter , european , italian , greek , breads , <-4-hours , from-scratch , yeast-breads , time-to-make ,
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  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (from one 1/4 ounce envelope)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cups flour, unbleached, all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, cut into 1-inch pieces, room temperature, plus 1/2 tablespoon, melted
  • flour, for dusting
  • 6 -7 large eggs
  • food coloring (optional)


Serving Size (623.25 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 2588.75 Calories from Fat 984.24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 109.36g 168.25%
Saturated Fat 65.14g 325.68%
Trans Fat 3.88g %
Cholesterol 309.55mg 103.18%
Sodium 3510.66mg 146.28%
Total Carbohydrate 353.59g 117.86%
Dietary Fiber 37.19 g 148.77%
Sugars 114.43 g %
Protein 74.87g 149.74%
Vitamin A 3126.02IU% Vitamin C 4.58mg%
Calcium 1092.07mg% Iron 12.35mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs, large eggs, food coloring