Easter breads figure prominently in many cultures’ celebrations and are often the centrepiece of a festive Easter breakfast or dinner table. In my kitchen, Easter is the time where fresh, seasonal and local Scottish produce can take centre stage again. The herbs in my allotment tend to have sprung back to life …
Easter bread baking ideas
Easter is a delightful time for baking. For me, it’s the time when I move from hearty winter sourdough breads which go well with stews and soups to lighter spring and summer breads to accompany salads.
The Easter weekend itself provides a great opportunity to work with deliciously sweet and enriched doughs. Easter breads make great additions to your Easter weekend breakfast and impressive centre pieces for your dinner table.
This is my (slowly growing) collection of Easter bread recipes. Pick a recipe to try in your Easter break!
Easter Bread Recipe Ideas
- Decorative Easter bread ring – using pistachio nuts in the dough and as topping
- Austrian Osterpinze – flavoured with anise wine
Osterpinze is a delicious Easter bread, made with an enriched yeast dough (milk, eggs, egg yolks and butter) and flavoured with anise wine and lemon zest. It’s traditionally baked for Easter in the South of Austria (Styria), although its origins can be traced back to the …