Braided Easter Egg Bread

Braided Easter Egg Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 123.0
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.2 mg
  • Sodium: 158.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 package active dry yeast
    2/3 cup milk
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 eggs
    5 colored eggs (not hard boiled)
    2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

In a large bowl combine 2 cup flour, sugar, salt and yeast, stir well. Combine milk and butter in a small saucepan; heat until milk is warm and butter is softened but not melted.

Gradually add the milk and buter to the flour mixture; stirring constantly. Add two eggs and 1/2 cup flour, beat well. Add the remaining flour. 1/2 cup at a time. stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. about 8 minutes.

Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm plkace until doubled in volume. About 1 hour.

Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal size rounds; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll each round into a long roll about 36 inches long and 1 1/2 inches thick. Using the two long pieces of dough, form a loosely braided ring, leaving spaces for the five colored eggs. Seal the ends of the ring together and use your fingers to slide the eggs between the braids of the dough.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place loaf on a buttered baking sheet and cover loosely with a damp towel. Place loaf in a warm place and let rise until doubles in bulk, about 45 minutes. Brush load with melter butter.

Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHURCHES5.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My mom used to make this when I was a kid. I can't wait to make it with my own kids this Easter! - 3/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    yummy - 4/19/21

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  • :) - 4/6/21

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  • Very Good
    Tasty recipe. - 4/5/21

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  • I will be making this for Easter. I have made it before and we loved it. - 4/11/20

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  • not bad thanks. - 4/2/20

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  • not sure about all that sugar, but sounds fancy - 4/18/19

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  • Nice!! - 4/9/19

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  • Incredible!
    we had this when we were kids love it thanks - 4/2/19

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  • great Easter treat - 4/1/19

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  • Perfect for Easter!!! - 4/1/19

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  • interesting...willing to try.... - 4/15/18

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 4/3/18

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  • I think those spots are minced green onions - 3/24/16

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  • what would be the spots on top, I don't see anything in the recipe for it - 4/19/14

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