Mar 28, 2018

Easter Bread

Quick and Easy Easter BreadThis soft and sweet egg bread is easier to make than it looks. It’s fast. It’s beautiful. And it’s full of golden raisins. My simple recipe needs only one rise so it’s ready in just over two hours. You start with a simple but sweet egg bread and divide it into two. Roll each half into a 24-inch rope. Twist the ropes together like this…

How To Braid BreadPlace the rope on your baking sheet and shape it onto a wreath, pinching and tucking the edges in the best you can. Here it is ready to rise…

wreathAfter it rises in a warm spot and had doubled in size, it will look like this…

Now, just bake and finish. To ensure success have all your ingredients at room temperature, including the egg + yolk. Adding a cold egg will slow down the rise time. Make the powdered sugar glaze as thin or thick as you like. In the photo at the top I made a slightly thinner glaze than the one on the recipe page. Enjoy this delicious sweet holiday bread on any special occasion. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

18 Comments on "Easter Bread"

  1. Donna B

    Eliminating the raisins be okay?

  2. Elaine

    Can I make this into a loaf pan?

  3. Jomajoyce

    What ingredients are needed?

  4. Josephine

    Hi Jenny,

    This Easter Bread recipe looks amazing! I am going to try it to have on Palm Sunday for a dinner I am having, can I make this a few days before?


    • Jenny Can Cook

      Homemade bread does not keep as well as commercial bread so I would not recommend making it days before.

  5. Jayne

    Looks yummy. Can i make on saturday to serve sunday? How should it be stored?
    Thank you

  6. Tina

    We are in the process of making this beautiful bread (one batch/loaf) for each of my children’s teachers for Easter. What joy I have found in watching your videos and making your recipes! Thank you so much, Jenny! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE you!!!

  7. Lean306

    Oh my gosh! I screwed this up! Lol I let it rise when it was in a ball shape. ?

    Happy Easter everyone!

  8. betty

    I want to try this bread is it a dessert bread and what can I do or not do to make this bread a main bread for a meal. Thanks Love your site

  9. Sonis

    I have been baking for a very long time with some results less than successful. I am delighted to find your bread recipes – so simple, so quick & delicious. I am in the process of making the Easter bread. For some reason I don’t like cooked raisins so I did not add them. This is a trial batch so I’m not adding the glaze. I will put an egg wash prior to baking and think it’ll come out great. Thanks so much I love your recipes. Happy Easter!

    • Terry K

      Instead of raisins or citrin I use candied cherry or marachino cherries cup up which I let dry out for a day or 2 before using. If I don’t dry them out it worked out okay too.

  10. Cn

    I just love your way of cooking, I have made many of your dishes
    with a few extra spices of my own, Thank you so much for making
    cooking easy, God be with you . Deborah

  11. Miriam

    Oh Jenny, I can’t wait to try your Easter bread, it looks so beautiful and if it’s like any of your recipes I know it will be delicious too! Thanks!

  12. Gabber

    all your breads are big hits with my family and friends.Cant wait to try this one.As with all of them it looks pretty easy and thats a big plus.

  13. Patty

    Looks yummy and seems easy enough to put together. Thanks for the details and photos. I will try this for sure.
    Thanks Jenny. Happy Easter!
    p.s. a couple of days ago the grandchildren made your lemon brownie squares, mmmmm! ?

  14. Farmers wife

    Going to try this. Please bring back then videos.

  15. Railwood

    Thanks for another great recipe, Jenny! You are a beautiful person inside and out. My grandchildren and I love your videos. Keep spreading the word. Peace be with you.

  16. Toni

    Love your recipes …but miss your videos !!!

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