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Traditional Easter Bread Recipes - 31 recipes

Gather around your Easter feast and be sure to adorn your holiday table with some of our traditional Easter bread recipes. From woven Easter bread studded with red eggs and then dusted with sprinkles to Italian cheese bread and everything in-between, so pick out your favorite Easter Bread recipe and make some at your celebration this year.

Beautifully baked bread is wrapped around colorful Easter eggs to accentuate the tradition that Easter eggs represent fertility and rebirth. Dive into these festive loaves of bread and share with your beloved friends and loved ones, because these Easter breads are sure to become the centerpiece of your celebration.

We also have included some fun recipes like an Easter Bunny-shaped appetizer bread, as well as, an assortment of our favorite rolls and biscuits to eat with your Easter dinner, brunch, or breakfast! So, get to bakin' because these breads are perfect soppin' up any yummy sauce.

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By Hules728

Rate this recipe 4.2/5 (6 Votes)
Pascha, Easter Bread 1 Picture
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Servings 6
Preparation time 250
Cooking time 280

  • 12 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons yeast
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup, plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon mahlepi or crushed aniseed or vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 pieces of masticha, crushed with 1/4 teaspoon sugar or grated peel of 1 orange
  • 3/4 cup of milk, lukewarm
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sesame seeds or blanched almonds
  • raisins, optional
  • dyed red eggs, optional

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The large bread made of white flour, eggs, milk and raisins symbolizes our Lord himself, who is living bread, who h...

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Homemade yeast rolls made in the shape of an Easter bunny

  • 1/4 ounce active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110°F to 115°F)
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110°F to 115°F)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter
4.5/5 (66 Votes)

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Italian Easter Cheese Bread is so good you'll want to eat it any time of the year

  • DOUGH:
  • 2 1/2 2 1/2 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 1 1/4 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3 3 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1 1 large egg yolk, white reserved
  • 1/4 1/4 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 1/4 4 cup softened butter, 4 tablespoons
  • 1 1 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1 1 teaspoon ground pepper (black if you don't mind the specks, white if you do)
  • 1 1/4 1 1/4 1/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago cheese, or a combination
  • GLAZE:
  • Reserved egg white, from above
  • 2 2 2 teaspoons cold water
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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Russian Easter Bread is the most delicious and traditional recipe you can add to your Easter feast

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus a pinch, divided
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, 3/4 cup
  • pinch of saffron threads, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water, about a temperature of 105 to 115°F
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting
  • 4 large eggs
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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These festive loaves are filled with dyed eggs that are better kept raw because they will cook with the bread when ...

  • tip:
  • 1 package Rapid Rise instant yeast, about 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon of water
  • 6 dyed Easter eggs
  • sprinkles or pearlized sugar
4.4/5 (10 Votes)

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This Snickerdoodle bread is perfect for cinnamon-lovers! Serve hot with fresh butter or slice and make french toast...

  • LOAVES:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10-ounce) package Hershey's cinnamon chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
4.3/5 (542 Votes)

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A cross between a biscuit and a roll, these tender, moist biscuits are just the thing to fill a basket in the cente...

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
4.5/5 (80 Votes)

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A beautiful, golden brown braided Easter bread nested with dyed Easter eggs

  • 1 package instant yeast, about 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 1/4 cups warm milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups flour
  • egg wash (1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon of water)
  • 6 eggs, dyed, uncooked
  • sprinkles to decorate
4.7/5 (34 Votes)

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Looking to impress your guests for Easter? Try this amazing brioche bread with dyed Easter egg in center

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour, sifted 2 times
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted but cooled
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, room temperature (do not use light)
  • 2 to 3 oranges, zested
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/4 cup all purpose flour, sifted 2 times
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, dyed
  • sprinkles to decorate
  • 2 tablespoons milk
4.5/5 (49 Votes)

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These are special and fun for kids and adults alike to see the "empty tombs" on Easter morning, because just like t

  • 1 package frozen bread dough rolls
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • melted butter
  • cinnamon sugar
5/5 (3 Votes)

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Pane de Pasqua all Uovo or Easter Bread is a traditional Easter bread recipe that is often served during Easter cel...

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 (0.25-ounce) packages of active dry yeast
  • 5 cups sifted flour, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • sprinkles to decorate
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Nothing is better than homemade bread, especially traditional holiday breads

  • MASTER SWEET DOUGH:
  • 6 to 7 large eggs
  • food coloring, optional
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, brought to room temperature, plus 1/2 tablespoon, melted
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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All you need is 5 ingredients and less than 30 minutes to prepare this super easy homemade bread

  • 5 cups self-rising flour
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (12-ounces) sour cream
  • 1 (12-ounce) beer
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
4.8/5 (12 Votes)

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Nothing beats a warm cheese biscuit with a little butter to start and brighten your day, or maybe a lot of butter d...

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup your preferred cheese, queso fresco, cotija, parmesan, feta, or a combination of whatever cheese you have
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
4.6/5 (19 Votes)

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Nothing beats the aroma of a freshly baked yeast dinner roll and the steam that rises up to your face as you pull i...

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water, at a temperature of about 105°F to 115°F
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups bleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • Melted butter to dip
  • Softened butter to glaze
4.5/5 (24 Votes)

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