Posted by Heather under Recipes
Nothing evokes memories of the Easter Celebrations of my childhood than enjoying a slice of Easter Bread from my grandmother’s recipe. It’s sweet taste coupled with a pat of butter bring me back to a time that was full of wonder and joy. I love sharing this recipe with others. I hope it becomes a part of your Easter Traditions. I love to make it in round loaves and put a braided cross on top. Enjoy!
1 PKG. DRY YEAST
1/2 C SUGAR
1 t SALT
1/2 C BUTTER
1 C MlLK SCALDED
1/4 C WARM WATER
4 1/2 C FLOUR
DISSOLVE YEAST IN WATER (I ADD A LITTLE SUGAR TO THIS).
ADD BUTTER, EGGS, SUGAR, AND SALT TO HOT MILK AND COOL. ADD FLOUR AND YEAST TO COOLED MIXTURE AND WORK UNTIL SMOOTH (ABOUT 15 MIN.)
LET RAISE IN WARM PLACE (COVER WITH TOWEL) TIL DOUBLED IN SIZE. PUNCH DOWN AND LET RAISE AGAIN. DIVIDE INTO 2 PARTS TO MAKE TWO LOAVES. FORM INTO LOAVES AND PLACE IN GREASED PANS; BRUSH WITH BEATEN EGG. LET RAISE AGAIN TIL DOUBLE.
BAKE AT 350 FOR 25 MIN. REMOVE FROM OVEN AND BRUSH WITH MELTED BUTTER.