How to make braided Easter Bread

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to make braided Easter Bread

Many Mediterranean countries make special sweets for every celebration, such is the case of Easter, when countries such as France, Italy or Spain make a braided Easter Bread, not to be confused with the typically Catalan mona de Pascua, this cake bares a similarity to the traditionally Spanish King's bread. In any case, this OneHowto article will show you the recipe to make braided Easter Bread (rosca de Pascua) so you can enjoy this traditional dessert.

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Steps to follow to make this recipe:

The first step to prepare Braided Easter Bread consists in mixing the flour with the yeast, sugar, a pinch of salt, the butter at room temperature, 4 eggs and the vanilla essence to taste. You'll need a big enough bowl to knead it well as you can start beating with a hand whisk or a mixer, but you'll have to do it by hand later.


On the other hand, cut the candied fruit into small pieces. You can choose those you like the most: orange, cherries, plums, pears... Then add them to the dough you've prepared. Mix well so they are spread around the whole dough that will turn into your Easter Bread.


How to make braided Easter Bread - Step 2

You can leave the dough to rest so it settles, especially if you've used baking flour instead of baking powder. Next, you need to give the dough a ring shape and place it on a oven tray, that you will have previously buttered.


Next, you need to stick a whole egg- with a clean shell - on the Easter bread, pressing so the egg is well secured. You need to leave the dough to rest for a little longer until it raises completely and then paint it with whipped egg.


The following step to make an Easter bread is to cover it with custard to taste and put it in a pre-heated oven at 180ºC or 356ºF for 20 minutes. You need to keep control of the bread so it doesn't burn, and check if it's done sticking a toothpick in the dough or some other utensil to check if it comes out clean.


Last of all, you can decorate the braided Easter Bread with more candied fruit and ... bon apetit!

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