I have been looking for a recipe like this since I got my bread machine. I have diffculty raising bread, unless my mother was around, and she wouldl magically stand there beside me doing her novinas. But she has now has passed and I am unable to raise bread. However, when I used this recipe; WOW! The bread came out perfect!!!! Thank you for sharing.
Best Easter bread! Been trying a new recipe every year and my search is done! Finally an Easter bread with the proper amount of sweetness. It took a little longer to rise. Not sure why...had them by my wood stove. That usually makes magic happen. After two hours, I put them in the oven and they were beautiful. Family loved it!
This was my second attempt at using the bread machine that sat on a shelf for about 10 years. Although not quite up to my Italian wife's standards, it was quite good. My wife is now planning to try it for her 16 or so loaves of Easter bread.