Italian Easter Bread
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5 from 3 votes

Italian Easter Bread

Italian Easter Bread, a delicious Italian sweet bread recipe, a Traditional Easter Sunday, treat.Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Desserts, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easter bread, Easter Cake, Italian Easter bread
Servings: 30 servings
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • CAKE DOUGH
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (300 grams)
  • 1 cup milk (240 grams)
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil (75 grams)
  • 7 1/2 cups flour (divided) (975 grams)
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder

VANILLA GLAZE

  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar (180 grams)
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk (more or less depending on desired thickness)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven 350° (180° celsius)

BREAD DOUGH

  • In a large bowl beat eggs and sugar together, stir in milk then add vegetable oil.
  • Whisk 5 1/2 cups (715 grams) and baking powder together, add flour mixture to wet mixture, combine well.
  • Then stir in 1 cup of flour (130 grams).
  • On a flat surface add the remaining 1 cup of flour (130 grams) make a well in the centre and add the bread dough from the large bowl. Knead all together to form a smooth dough.
  • Shape into desired shapes* and bake for approximately 45-60 minutes, until golden, or until toothpick comes out dry. Cool completely before drizzling with glaze.

VANILLA GLAZE

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and vanilla then slowly whisk in the milk, stirring continuously to make a smooth glaze. Pour over cooled cake.

*If you wish to add hard boiled eggs, then either use died or non died raw eggs, carefully place firmly in the dough before baking.

    Notes

    Recipe can be halved.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 139mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.7mg