Easter Bread has long been a tradition around the world. It celebrates the advent of a new season, rebirth, and resurrection. While these Easter bread recipes are certainly celebratory and delicious, they also have historic meaning, often with symbolism so perfect for Easter.
These Easter bread recipes are festive and laden with yummy goodness. Yeast-risen Easter loaves often feature fragrant spices of cinnamon, cardamom, and saffron and are filled with nuts, dried, and even candied fruits.
Almond Cinnamon Babka Star Bread is an elegant, pull-apart sweet bread, intensely flavored with cinnamon, almonds, and raisins. Soft and tender, and addictive. A perfect holiday bread, like Christmas or Easter, or delicious with morning coffee!
"What makes the bread special are the colored eggs that poke out of it to give a festive feel, and while it may look store-bought, the bread can be re-created right in your kitchen. In just five easy steps, you can turn an everyday appetizer into one that'll make your Easter dinners more memorable."
"Bulgarian bread, a.k.a. kozunak, is a traditional, sweet yeast bread – cotton-soft, sugar-crusted, studded with rum-soaked raisins, and perfumed with vanilla and lemon zest – incredibly delicious on its own, it’s the ultimate Easter treat."
"Pinca, a Croatian bread, amaretto joins the traditional rum for soaking the raisins, adding a mellow sweetness to the fruit. The icing isn’t traditional but it’s very tasty, making this bread all the more addictive."
“With its rich ingredients of eggs, butter, and raisins, our Babka rises high and golden above the daily bread. In its native Ukraine and Poland, a traditional blessing readies the loaf for the Easter table. Babka, Polish for “grandmother,” is named for its shape, which resembles a woman’s skirt. This Eastern European Easter version of babka is often blessed at church before being eaten.”
"Babka is a sweet Polish yeast bread, similar to Italian panettone, that can be made with rum-soaked raisins and iced, or left plain. It's an Easter favorite that often takes pride of place in a swięcone basket that is taken to church to be blessed on Easter Saturday. In fact, every Eastern European country has its own traditional Easter bread."
“A Russian and Ukrainian Easter bread, Kulich is traditional within the Orthodox Christian faith, eaten between Easter and Pentecost, which always occurs seven weeks after Easter day. Kulich is very similar to another regional bread called ‘Baska’.”
"Wake up on Easter Sunday to this delicious German Easter bread with a delicious marzipan and almond filling. This easy bread is full of the sweet richness that you may have been missing during Lent. If not an Easter treat this wreath cake will be a welcome at any occasion."
"Hornazo is a sausage and egg-stuffed bread – a clever, very moreish, all in one sandwich! Some variations of this bread contain morcilla (traditional Spanish blood sausage) and if you feel inclined, you can substitute half the chorizo with morcilla."
“Our Easter Morning Biscuits are a new take on a Greek favorite, koulourakia. These crisp, honey-sweetened biscuits are a frequent feature at an Easter feast. Made from a simple nonrising dough — similar to cookie dough — they’ll be ready for the Easter breakfast table with little effort and time.”