Easter Bread

Easter Bread created by Jonathan Melendez

We enjoy this very rich bread for Easter breakfast which I make in 1-pound coffee cans, but it can also be made in loaf pans. Prep time includes 3 rises. Recipe adapted from The Finnish Cookbook

Ready In:
4hrs 30mins
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directions

  • Disolve yeast in warm water.
  • Add 2 cups of the milk to the yeast/water.
  • Sift in 2 cups of the flour.
  • Beat until smooth and elastic with a wooden spoon or beaters.
  • Cover and let rise for one hour.
  • Beat egg yolks and sugar together until light.
  • Add egg/sugar to dough, stirring well with wooden spoon.
  • Add the salt, cardamom, orange and lemon peel, raisins and almonds (if using), stir well.
  • Add the remaining milk (1 cup) and butter.
  • Stir in the remaining flour until a stiff dough forms.
  • Turn onto a floured bread board and knead until smooth and elastic (8-10 minutes).
  • Place dough in greased bowl (I use a dutch oven), turn and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
  • Grease 3 (1 pound) coffee cans and dust with sugar.
  • Fill cans half full and let rise until dough is even with top of can (30 minutes).
  • Bake in a preheated 350°Foven for 1 hour or until bread is golden and tests done.
  • If desired, loaves can be iced with optional frosting.
  • To make optional frosting, combine frosting ingredients (confectioners' sugar, water and almond extract).
  • Drizzle over cooled loaves.
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"We enjoy this very rich bread for Easter breakfast which I make in 1-pound coffee cans, but it can also be made in loaf pans. Prep time includes 3 rises. Recipe adapted from The Finnish Cookbook"

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  1. Jonathan Melendez
    This was a hefty baking project and one where the end result is well worth all of the work. The bread was perfectly sweet and soft and I loved the raisins and almonds throughout it. The spice from the cardamom was perfect! I added the glaze as recommended and so glad I did.
  2. Jonathan Melendez
    Easter Bread Created by Jonathan Melendez
  3. Jonathan Melendez
    Easter Bread Created by Jonathan Melendez
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    Easter Bread Created by Jonathan Melendez
  5. Julianna M.
    How many loaves would this recipe make using 9 x 5 loaf pans?
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