Easter bread, which originated from Italy, is typically served during Easter gatherings to honor the occasion. This yeast-leavened bread resembles challah bread in that it is slightly sweet and pillowy soft. This bread is usually an eye-catcher at gatherings as whole pastel-colored eggs are typically baked into pits of the bread to mirror a bird’s nest. The bread could be glazed and sprinkled with colorful confetti to further enhance its visual appeal.
As with any bread recipe, this recipe requires a bit of effort to knead the dough and allow it to rest to ensure airy layers within. Once this process is complete, divide the kneaded dough into strips of dough, braid 2 together then create a ring shape.
Before placing the prepped bread into the oven, brush the dough with egg wash and sprinkle confetti on top. Finally, place a raw dyed egg in the middle to be baked with the bread (this should come out with a slightly running yolk).