We loved this bread last Easter and will make it again. I cut the recipe in 1/2 and made 3 breads or combination breads with rosette rolls. Freeze some rolls for another time. I don't do the whole eggs baked in it. I used bread flour and 3 envelopes of rapid rise yeast. We braided it and formed a circle. Brushed it with egg wash and put on colored sprinkles. Bake til mostly has some golden color. Won't be golden all over. For presentation, we put green tinted coconut in the center and some colored Easter eggs and candies.... So yummy and pretty. A tradition in our house now! Thank you. My Sicilian husband loves it too.
Update Easter 2011...... Grandma Rose's recipe still lives on in our home. Our tradition now. Thank you sweet Italian lady wherever you are........ Buona Pasqua! xo
I really messed up on the recipe because it didn't rise a CM. Plus, I needed a lot more flour than I thought I would. These two combinations made a thick, heavy, dough and it wasn't nice to chew. However it tasted amazing and I wish I knew what I did wrong because it could've been the best bread I had. I've submitted a picture of my attempt- a warning to people on how not to make it.
I halved this recipe to make 4 loaves of bread instead of 8. Loved the orange and lemon taste of it. Very yummy! Just be aware that it requires A LOT flour.
Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe! I have tried for years to make good Easter bread. I was ready to give up when I tried yours...it is delicious and as moist as any I have tasted. Happy Easter!
With a quart of milk and a dozen eggs, this recipe needs way more than 12 cups of flour -- more like 24.
Brings back wonderful memories of my childhood. Both of my parents were born in Sicily. I found myself searching through moms recipes frantically trying to learn to make the pastries and dishes that she did. Both of my parents passed away a year and 1/2 ago but they would be so proud of the things I've learned to cook. Never as good as they did, but my taste buds tell me I've come close. This is a great recipe and delicious!
Thank you for posting! My mother always had this at Eastertime, but I did not have her recipe. My family roots are in Calabria and now I can pass this along to my granddaughter! Delicious!!
mizzica!!! che bella ricetta grazie!!! saluti da ontario canada