Easter Breads have long been a tradition around the world. They celebrate the advent of a new season, rebirth, and the resurrection. And these Easter Bread recipes are not only celebratory, they are easy and delicious!
Easter breads are celebratory 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.
“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.”
2. Hot Cross Buns
“This seasonal British specialty, known for its raisins, candied citrus peel, and crosses of sweet white icing, has long delighted families come Easter morning.”
3. Croatian Pinca
“Pinca, also known as sirnica, is a traditional Croatian Easter sweet bread especially popular in Dalmatia and Istria. Pinca is very similar to a briche and is traditionally shaped into a round loaf. What makes it recognizable is the sign resembling a cross which is cut into the surface of the loaf before baking. This symbolically represents the Crucifixion of Christ.”
“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’.”
5. Italian Pane di Pasqua
“Pane di Pasqua (Italian Easter breads) fluffy, slightly sweet, rich and soft, like a brioche, flavored with generous amount of lemon zest and a touch of ground aniseed.”
6. Greek Tsoureki
“Scarlet eggs tucked into its braided crown are hallmarks of Tsoureki, classic Greek Easter bread.”
7. Easter Morning Biscuits
“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.”