Easter Bread Recipes

Easter egg bread, paska, potica, cinnamon rolls, and kolaches. Find a classic Easter bread recipe with useful tips on how to make it.

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Paska Bread

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This traditional Polish egg bread is wonderfully light with a slightly sweet flavor.

Hot Cross Buns I

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Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!

Bunny Pretzels

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A quick and easy way to make homemade pretzels. They can be brushed with butter or dipped in cinnamon sugar, just like they do at the mall. This is a treat I like to make for our Easter egg hunt.

Kulich (Russian Panettone)

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Kulich is a sweet yeast bread, similar to panettone, that is traditionally baked in Russia for Easter. But you can enjoy it any time! It can be glazed or left plain. You can bake the bread in large coffee tins so they keep their traditional shape.

Easter Bread Ring

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This recipe is from Italy. The Italians love it, especially at Easter time.

Choereg (Armenian Easter Bread)

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Ok...so my mother would just kill me if she knew I made our family recipe for Choereg public. But my policy is 'why keep a good thing to myself'. Choereg is a traditional, slightly sweet bread, especially made for Easter. It is delicious for breakfast with a nice cup of coffee. It takes some level of skill, but anyone used to handling yeast should not have a problem. You can find Mahleb at Middle Eastern grocery stores, especially around Easter. It will be with the spices. Please do not omit it, as this is what gives it its distinctive flavour and aroma.

Italian Easter Bread (Anise Flavored)

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Growing up, this was the best treat of Easter morning (and still is)! One bite of this light, fluffy, sweet bread and you're twelve years old again! Bakery quality in two hours. Try this South Philly Italian tradition and keep the heritage alive...Buona Pasqua a Tutti!

Cheese Babka

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Polish cheese babka like my grandmother served every Easter.

Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

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These buns are sooo good hot from the oven when they're gooey and warm.

Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls

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Delicious cinnamon rolls made with a soft, quick rising dough.

Strawberry Muffins

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Strawberry muffins that can be made with fresh or frozen strawberries. If using frozen berries, thaw slightly, then chop with a knife.

Cinnamon Rolls III

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Here's an easy alternative to buying those famous cinnamon rolls in the mall. They taste exactly the same, and the dough is made in the bread machine.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easter Breads From Around the World

A feast day tradition dating back centuries, Easter breads are some of the loveliest edible centerpieces we've ever seen.

Basic Babka (and Variations)

It only looks complicated! Try it for yourself using these tips.

Potato Rolls

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I have been eating these rolls since I was a kid. I don't know where they started out, but I remember my grandmother making them. They freeze well and taste great split open and toasted.