Great Tasting Recipes

Easter Bread

Serves 24


Prep Time

120 Mins

Cooking Time

60 Mins


  • Calories 130
  • • Fat 6g
  • • Cholestorol 80mg
  • • Sodium 70mg
  • • Total Carbohydrate 27g
  • • Dietry Fiber 1g
  • • Protein 4g


  • 2 lbs all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, warmed to 110 degrees F
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 Farmhouse egg, hard-cooked & dyed
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Dissolve yeast in heated milk.
  3. Add melted butter to milk/yeast mixture once it is cooled.
  4. Beat eggs, vanilla, salt and flour together; add milk mixture and blend well until dough forms.
  5. Turn out dough on floured surface and knead well, approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Place dough in large bowl coated with cooking spray; cover with a cloth and let rise in a warm place for approximately 2 hours.
  7. When dough has risen, punch down and allow to rise again for 1 hour.
  8. Remove dough from bowl and shape: You can divide dough into thirds and braid. Curl dough around to form a ring and place in a greased and floured 9″ round baking pan. Or, you may just leave dough in a long braid and bake on a greased baking sheet.
  9. Sprinkle top of dough with sesame seeds and place dyed hard-cooked egg in center of bread ring, or in one end of the bread braid (you may add more eggs as you like).
  10. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes or until bread is golden brown.