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Easter Breads

By Expatcucina
Easter Breads

This Sunday we will celebrate Easter! Like last year my friend and I will gather together for a home-style Easter brunch. Each of us will bring a dish and we will spend the day together eating, drinking and playing games.

Here a couple of Easter bread ideas for you to make. Cross buns and Egg nest They both use my easy brioche bread dough.

Ingredients for the brioche bread:

for the sponge
  • 50 g of all purpose or bread flour
  • 2 tbsp dry instant yeast
  • 65 ml whole fat milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
for the bread
  • 200 g all purpose or bread flour
  • 60 ml whole fat milk
  • 40 g sugar
  • 100 g dry raisins
  • 50 g candied fruits
  • 45 g butter
  • 2 small eggs
for the egg/milk wash additional

So prepare the dough as per instructions then once it's ready divide it into 2 part.

Easter Breads

Use the first half to make the cross-bun. Divide the tough into small pieces (about 40 gr each)

Easter Breads

Using your hand tacked each ball at the bottom, pushing down the side until you get a smooth round shape. Use the last couple of portion to make the cross that you will place on top of your buns.

Easter Breads

Brush them with egg/milk wash and bake at 180 for about 20 min.

Easter Breads
Easter Breads

For the egg nest, divide the dough into small portions (40 grs each), divide each into 2 pieces and roll each into long strips, about 15 cm. Braid them together and place one hard boiled egg in the center of the nest.

Easter Breads

Brush them with the egg/milk wash and bake at 180 C for about 20 min.

Easter Breads

Happy Easter!


- LittleDani

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