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Italian Easter Bread is a braid circle loaf decorated on top with dyed Easter eggs.

Italian Easter Bread {Pane di Pasqua}

  • Author: Rebecca Neidhart


Italian Easter Bread (also called Pane di Pasqua) is a tender, slightly sweet loaf with colorful Easter eggs pressed into the top for a stunning centerpiece loaf of bread.


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • Zest of lemon
  • 5 cups (700 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) whole milk
  • 1 pkg. (2 1/4 tsp./7 g) yeast
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 Tbsp. (114 g) very soft butter
  • 5 raw eggs, dyed

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