By andypandy on November 01, 2003
Photo by SharonChen
Photo by SharonChen
"Grandma Rose was from Calabria Italy. We always had this at Easter time. Great for toast and really good for French Toast. Just eat with a dab fresh butter and a cup of coffee. If you braid it, you can put sugar cubes on top that will burst in the oven in those areas, That is how the Italian bakeries do the tops. Ours is plain...."
Serving Size: 1 (42 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 80
"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."
"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"
"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"