Recipe by MARBALET
"This recipe is from Italy. The Italians love it, especially at Easter time."
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1 (.25 ounce) package
active dry yeast
eggs, room temperature
mixed candied fruit
chopped blanched almonds
multicolored sprinkles (jimmies)
My mother and I have been making this bread since I was 3, it's a Good Friday tradition. I have found it easier though over the years to use anise extract, I think it gives it a little more flavor. Also if you're not into the dried fruit, Raisins are a great if not better substitute.
This was a good sweet recipe, great for breakfast. However, use more dried fruit than is recomended. This recipe was hard to knead the second time because of the dry ingredients. Take your time with this one!
Really good recipe. However for the advanced baker since it's a yeast bread with multiple rising periods.
Overall, very authentic-- and I'm 100% Italian!
I have never made a braided bread ring, but had wanted to try. This was perfect!
I made it for my Bible Study class & got only raves. It wasn't hard to prepare
or make. It was very good to eat- too!
This is a very good recipe. I did make some changes, however. First of all, I used half of the salt and still had excellent results. Also, I substituted sultanas (golden raisins) for the fruit called for in the recipe. I also omitted the nuts. The resulting loaf was beautiful to look at and makes an excellent Easter morning certerpiece.
I do question the safety of letting the braided loaf rise for the second hour because of the raw eggs. Only let mine rise 30 minutes after the inserting the colored raw eggs. Everything turned out great. The bread is very lightly sweet and goes very well with coffee.
My family and I enjoyed this recipe very much.
Followed recipe as written--love it! I use kosher salt, and didn't notice a salty taste. Everybody raved about this last Easter. It tastes sweet--more like a cake bread. Excellent!
There is too much salt! The other recipes I have call for just a pinch of salt. I would use 1/2 or 1/4 teaspoon instead of 1 teaspoon. I couldn't taste the sweetness in the dough for the saltiness.
Otherwise, it is a very good recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easter Bread Ring
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 188
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