Easter Breads have long been a tradition around the world. They celebrate the advent of a new season, rebirth, and resurrection. And these Easter Bread recipes are not only celebratory, but they are also easy and delicious!
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!
“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.”
“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’.”
"Pinca is a traditional Croatian cake, or bread, made at Easter time. It is eaten to celebrate the end of Lent. No doubt if you travel on a Croatia vacation during Easter, you’ll get wafts of freshly baked pinca welcoming you into local bakeries. The taste is similar to a hot-cross bun, as is the shape, although some form it into a loaf and even cut a cross into it as a symbol for Easter."
“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.”