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Easy Easter Bread Recipe

Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 24
Author Jenn Powell

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3-1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 hard boiled eggs dyed

Instructions

  • Place yeast into warm water and let stand 5-7 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the 2Tbsp sugar and flour, add in the yeast mixture.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Cover and set aside in a warm area until double in size (1 hour)
  • In a mixer, cream together butter, sugar and salt.
  • Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Add the yeast mixture and the remaining 3-1/4 cups flour until a ball is formed.
  • Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead - approx 10 minutes.
  • Oil a bowl and place dough inside and cover with oil, cover with a damp cloth and let it rise in a warm area.
  • Deflate dough and cut into 4 equal parts.
  • Roll each part into a rope.
  • Using two pieces, braid ropes together and form a ring.
  • Tuck eggs into crevices.
  • Repeat with other two ropes.
  • Cover and let rise again. (1 hour)
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Lightly brush the top with oil and add sprinkles if desired.
  • Bake for 50 minutes