Italian Traditional Easter Bread
A great and Traditional Easter bread recipe can always liven up the Easter menu and the delectable spread on the table. Try this iced Easter bread recipe studded with candy bits. It looks and tastes every bit like a slice of paradise.
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Dry yeast||1 Tablespoon|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Not Too Hot)|
|Zest of lemon||1 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Anise extract||1 Tablespoon (Pure)|
|Lemon extract||1 Tablespoon|
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Melted butter||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Flour||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
For recipe directions, please refer to the video.
Restriction:Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time:120 Minutes
Cook Time:25 Minutes
Ready In:145 Minutes
StoryIf you were lucky enough to grow up in an Italian-American home, there's a good chance you got to enjoy the smell of freshly baked Easter bread, with its unmistakable anisette aroma filling the air. This loaf of Easter bread is one of my favorite holiday traditions, and an authentic family heirloom recipe. Made the same way as my mother, and her mother, and her mother's mother made it. I hope you give this a try, and remember, it's never too late to start an old family tradition.
Easter is a very underrated food holiday. There are very few foods that are associated with Easter. For the Italians it is the freshly baked Easter bread, with its unmistakable anisette aroma filling the air. This traditional glossy iced braid, bejeweled with candy sprinkles with a sweet, spicy, eggy, buttery taste is complex, but delicious and comforting. Watch this video to see Chef John make an authentic Italian loaf of Easter bread, a family heirloom recipe!