Sweet Easter Bread With Sprinkles

Sweet Easter Bread With Sprinkles

Easter yeast bread is soft, sweet, and delicious, the perfect treat on Easter morning. It's also cute to look at, covered with icing and sprinkles.
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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, soak the raisins in warm water for about 20 minutes, or as long as it takes to make the dough. This ensures that they will be moist and delicious in the bread.
  3. Step 3

    In another small bowl, combine the yeast with the lukewarm water and let sit for a few minutes.
  4. Step 4

    In a large bowl, combine the hot, scalded (not boiled) milk with the butter, sugar, and salt. Allow the butter to melt and the sugar and salt to dissolve in the hot milk. Cool the milk and butter mixture until it is lukewarm.
  5. Step 5

    Add the yeast mixture to the lukewarm milk mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Step 6

    Beat in the egg and the orange zest.
  7. Step 7

    Place the mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer; put on low speed and slowly add in the flour. Mix until it is completely incorporated and a soft dough has formed.
  8. Step 8

    Strain the raisins and add them to the dough. Mix again until the raisins are fully incorporated into the dough.
  9. Step 9

    Cover the dough and allow to rise for 30 minutes, until the dough has about doubled.
  10. Step 10

    Grease two 9 by 5-inch loaf pans.
  11. Step 11

    Split the dough in half. Roll each half into a rectangle and place each in a prepared loaf pan.
  12. Step 12

    Cover the loaves with a towel and let rise for about 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  13. Step 13

    Bake the loaves for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  14. Step 14

    Meanwhile, whisk together the milk and powdered sugar.
  15. Step 15

    Let bread cool in pans for a few minutes and then turn out onto cooling racks. Once the bread has mostly cooled, pour the glaze over the top of the loaves. Then add the sprinkles over the top.