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Italian Easter Bread recipe (Bread)

Yield: 1 loaf

3 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cups sugar
1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cups warm milk
2 tablespoons butter, softened
7   eggs
½ cups mixed candied fruit, chopped
¼ cups blanched almonds, chopped
½ teaspoons anise seed
some   vegetable oil

Posted by Art99 on Mar 18, 2008


In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt.
Add milk and butter; beat 2 minutes on medium.
Add 2 eggs and ½ cup flour; beat 2 minutes on high.
Stir in fruit, nuts and anise seed; mix well.
Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a lightly floured board; knead until smooth, 6-8 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl; turn once. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled; about 1 hour.
If desired, dye remaining eggs (Leave the uncooked); lightly rub with oil.
Punch dough down. Divide in half; roll each piece into a 24 rope.
Loosely twist ropes together; place on a greased baking sheet and form into a ring. Pinch ends together.
Gently split ropes and tuck eggs into openings. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 350�F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.

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