Easter bread is yet another tradition in mine and every Italian family. Many many varieties of Easter breads have been created depending on what part of Italy your ancestors have decended from and how the recipes have evolved through the generations.
The most popular of the varieties.....
Then there's the more religious approach....
Some have a sweeter touch...
with a sweet glaze or icing and adorned with colored sprinkles or almonds.
Now I should probably get to my family's Easter bread recipe....which is different from all the rest!
*cream together means to blend together using an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy
Don't they kind of look like Easter eggs??!! Bake at 350 degrees for approx 30 minutes. Check with a cake tester or butter knife to see if the inside is done.
Best served warm accompanied by your favorite tea or coffee.
Happy Easter and Enjoy!!!
*some photos courtesy of Taste of Home, bon appetit, and The Italian Dish