Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Easter "Egg" Bread Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Easter "Egg" Bread

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    4 hrs 30 mins

    4 hrs

    30 mins

    Dee514's Note:

    My grandmother used to make Easter Egg breads, but she used to make small individual braided "baskets" with an egg nestled in the center under the handle. This recipe is very similar to hers, but makes one large loaf instead. This recipe is from the April 1983 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. Prep time includes 3 hours rising time.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note




    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
    2. 2
      Heat butter and milk to 125°-130°F.
    3. 3
      With mixer on low, beat warm liquid into flour mixture until well blended.
    4. 4
      Increase speed to medium and continue beating for 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Beat in 2 eggs, 1 egg white and 1/2 cup flour.
    6. 6
      Continue beating for 2 more minutes.
    7. 7
      By hand, stir in lemon peel and 1 to 1 1/4 cups flour.
    8. 8
      Place dough on a lightly floured board, and knead for about 5 minutes adding about 1/2 to 1 cup flour while kneading.
    9. 9
      Shape dough into a ball and place in a well greased (buttered) bowl, turn dough to grease the top.
    10. 10
      Cover and let rise in a warm draft free place until doubled (about 1 1/2 hours).
    11. 11
      Punch down dough, turn on to a lightly floured board, divide dough in half and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
    12. 12
      Grease a large round pizza pan or cookie sheet.
    13. 13
      To shape the dough into ropes without stretching it, hold a dough half in both hands and gently"shake" it (don't pull it) into a rope.
    14. 14
      Place the ropes of dough side by side on the pan and turning the pan as you work, loosely twist the ropes into a ring forming 5"nests" for the colored eggs.
    15. 15
      Cover, and let rise again until doubled (about 1 1/2 hours).
    16. 16
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    17. 17
      Carefully insert the raw colored eggs into the"nests" by gently spreading the dough apart to make space (its best not to let the raw eggs touch the pan, it causes them to crack).
    18. 18
      Beat the egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water and brush dough with egg wash.
    19. 19
      Bake bread about 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
    20. 20
      Carefully slide bread off the pan on to a wire rack, and let cool.
    21. 21
      Note: The colored raw eggs end up being"hard cooked.
    22. 22

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 14, 2006


      I made this bread for easter dinner, declious and easy, but alot time with rising... an all dayer. I enjoyed making with the kids they enjoyed dyeing eggs for for the browning on egg wash, may need to partially cover during end of baking time.I also split the halves in to fourths and braided into circle. it was a pretty presentation. thank you,

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Easter "Egg" Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (1026 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2446.9
    Calories from Fat 630
    Total Fat 70.0 g
    Saturated Fat 30.2 g
    Cholesterol 1695.9 mg
    Sodium 2940.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 350.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.2 g
    Sugars 62.7 g
    Protein 95.5 g

    Ideas from


    Everything Holidays

    Pop a bottle, cook some special dishes and celebrate the season.

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes