Braided Easter Egg Bread Recipe

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Ryan Published: February 18, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Braided Easter Egg Bread

Sweet braided dough is baked with eggs to make this festive Easter egg bread recipe. It comes with a festive flair of dyed eggs in various colors!

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total: 3 hours

Serves:

Ingredients

  • cupsall purpose flour,divided
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼ozactive dry yeast,(1 package)
  • cupmilk
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 2eggs
  • 5whole eggs,dyed if desired
  • 2tbspbutter,melted

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, salt and yeast, then stir well.

  2. Combine the milk and butter in a small saucepan, then heat until the milk is warm and butter is softened but not melted.

  3. Gradually add the milk and butter to the flour mixture, stirring constantly. Add two eggs and ½ cup flour, then beat well. Add the remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, stirring well after each addition.

  4. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 8 minutes until smooth and elastic.

  5. 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 for about 1 hour in a warm place until doubled in volume.

  6. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal size rounds, then cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

  7. Roll each round into a long roll about 36 inches long and 1½ 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 fingers to slide the eggs between the braids of dough.

  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place loaf on a buttered baking sheet and cover loosely with a damp towel.

  9. Place loaf in a warm place and let rise for about 45 minutes until doubled in bulk. Brush the risen loaf with melted butter.

  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown.

  11. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 217.72kcal
  • Fat: 8.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.20g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.75g
  • Fiber: 0.95g
  • Sugar: 6.00g
  • Protein: 7.53g
  • Cholesterol: 125.81mg
  • Sodium: 199.71mg
  • Calcium: 41.17mg
  • Potassium: 101.37mg
  • Iron: 1.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 94.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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