Easter is upon us again, and it’s time to bake all the Easter desserts and Easter bread recipes to celebrate.
You can find Easter breads all around the world. Most of them start with a sweet dough enriched not only with sugar or other sweetener, but with eggs, butter or oil, and maybe even spices and/or fruit. These breads pull out all the stops to celebrate rebirth, reawakening after a long, cold winter.
I’m sure you’ll find some Easter recipes here you will love! I also have you covered if you’re looking for fun Easter desserts to go along with your sweet breads.
Why Do We Make Sweet Breads at Easter?
Lean breads, or bread made with minimal fat and sweetener, are great year round. But Springtime seems to call for bread brimming with enrichment: butter, eggs, dried fruits, spices, cream cheese, etc.
For folks who observe the Lenten season of sacrifice, celebrating with an enriched sweet bread is the perfect way to “break our fast.”
Fat speaks to richness and abundance, sugar to the sweetness of new life, and spices such as saffron or anise and dried fruits are treats we allow ourselves after a season of denial.
Whatever your reason for celebrating Easter with a tasty sweet bread, I fully support you! Hopefully you’ll find an Easter bread or three to enjoy with your family!
And there you have it friends. Sweet Easter bread recipes to make this year or any year. Whether you grew up with Italian Pane di Pasqua, Turkish Tsoureki, Hot Cross Buns from the British Isles or don’t have any specific sweet bread tradition in your family, I know you will enjoy these breads.
Happy Easter, and have a lovely day.