Easter Egg Bread

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Easter Egg Bread is light and buttery with dyed eggs baked right in. Top with some sprinkles and a sweet glaze for a wonderful Easter bread.

Easter Egg Bread

 

The easy to make dough is a little bit sweet and flavored with just a hint of nutmeg and orange zest. The dough is a breeze to work with. You”ll mix it in a stand mixer and then knead it by hand. Such great therapy!

The bread is perfect on it’\s own and served slathered with butter, but it’s even better with a glaze. This recipe calls for a glaze that’s sweetened with cane syrup. Cane syrup can be a little difficult to find, but you can order it online and it has many uses. It’s great for making pecan pie, an Old-Fashioned, and Mint Juleps. Plus you can drizzle it on your pancakes.

Easter Egg Bread

 

Tips for making Easter Egg Bread:

  • The eggs should be dyed, but not cooked. They will cook in the oven.
  • The dyed eggs will bleed a little on the surrounding dough. To minimize this, be sure to dye your eggs a day in advance so they have time to dry. Store them in the refrigerator.
  • Be sure your milk is not too hot when you combine it with the yeast or it will kill the yeast.

Easter Egg Bread with dyed eggs

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Easter Egg Bread

Easter Egg Bread

Easter Egg Bread is light and buttery with dyed eggs baked right in. Top with some sprinkles and a sweet glaze for a wonderful Easter bread.
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Rising time: 2 hours
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup warm whole milk (105 to 110 degrees)
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 to 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extact
  • 5 uncooked dyed eggs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons cane syrup
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine milk and yeast. Stir together by hand and let sit 10 minutes.
  • Using the paddle attachment, with mixer on medium speed, add sugar, salt, nutmeg, orange zest and eggs.
  • With mixer on low speed, gradually add 2 3/4 cups flour.
  • Add butter and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes, adding up to an extra 1/2 cup flour if needed. 
  • Place dough in a large greased bowl, turning to coat the dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour. Dough should double in size.
  • Punch dough down. Divide into 2 pieces. Shape each piece into a rope about 24 inches long. Place ropes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Loosely twist them together, pinching the ends together to seal them.
  • Separate the dough in 5 places and nest an egg in each hole. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Mix together egg and 1 teaspoon milk and brush the dough with it. Bake at 350 degrees  for 30 minutes. Cover lightly with foil after 15 minutes to prevent excess browning. 
  • Let cool. Whisk together glaze ingredients and drizzle over bread.
    Sprinkle with sprinkles.

Notes

If you don't have cane syrup, you can use the maple syrup or double the amount of milk.

Easter Egg Bread

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