Nana's Easter Egg Babies, Rich Egg Bread
265 mins (prep 240, cooking 25)
10 ingredients
2 servings
This has been a family tradition of ours for years. We make 20-25 loaves the day before Easter to share with family and friends. I will post a picture next week of our babies. This is not the Easter egg bread with the frosting and sprinkles. When baking bread make sure your kitchen is warm, I like to keep my kitchen temp around 70 degrees. I let my bread and dough rise on top of my dryer while running it. Another good place is in a sunny spot. Do not raise your bread on top of oven or in a low heated oven it can start to cook.

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  • 1/2 cup warm water (not hot - 110-115 degrees 2 pkgs active dry yeast (not instant yeast)
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 7 1/4-7 1/2 cups sifted king arthurs all-purpose flour (or another good brand)
  • 6 medium white eggs
  • 1 beaten egg, to brush breads once they come out of the oven
  • 1/2 cup butter, to rub on breads when they come out of the oven


Serving Size (584.82 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 2399.99 Calories from Fat 687.69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 76.41g 235.09%
Saturated Fat 46.28g 462.79%
Trans Fat 2.91g %
Cholesterol 190.76mg 127.17%
Sodium 3446.01mg 287.17%
Total Carbohydrate 375.4g 250.27%
Dietary Fiber 12.23 g 97.88%
Sugars 30.79 g %
Protein 47.56g 190.25%
Vitamin A 2226.3IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 91.33mg% Iron 21.08mg%
*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:
warm water, lukewarm milk, whole eggs, white, beaten egg