Sweet Braided Easter Bread
Delicious egg bread made with eggs, orange zest, and anise egg wash for an "eggstra" special flavor! A slightly sweet bread good by itself or toasted, especially with coffee or tea. You can even use it for French toast or bread pudding. I make this every year for my family at Easter. A special treat they look forward to once a year! The colored eggs are great fun too and add to your holiday decor.
Add ingredients as recommended by your individual bread machine instructions.
This can also be made into 2 smaller loaves.
You can use melted butter instead of vegetable oil. You can use Sambuca or Ouzo for the anisette liqueur.
Remember, the eggs are edible, but if you are not eating them right away, then remove them from the bread and store them in the refrigerator.
You can make this bread up to the point of braiding, adding eggs, and letting rise a day ahead. Cover and keep in the refrigerator, removing an hour before cooking.