Braided Easter Bread

This delicious braided Easter Bread is quick and easy with our organic corn sugar.
Prep Time: 25 min.
Resting Time: 45 min.
Baking Time: 40-45 min.
Difficulty: medium

For the yeast dough:

  • 3 cups + 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp yeast
  • ¼ cup + 3 tbsp Frusano Corn Sugar
  • 1 cup milk (whatever fat content you'd like, lactose free if necessary)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp melted butter (lactose free if necessary)
  • Lemon zest

For the exterior:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp milk (whatever fat content you'd like, lactose free if necessary)
  • 3 dyed, hard-boiled eggs
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl.  Form a depression in the flour and sprinkle in the yeast and a tablespoon Frusano Organic Corn Sugar. Add about 5 tablespoons of lukewarm milk to the yeast and mix in a little flour to form a dough starter.  Cover and let rest for about 15 minutes in a warm spot.
  2. Mix all the remaining ingredients for the yeast dough in a bowl, adding the milk slowly to achieve a good dough consistency.  Mix all the ingredients until a smooth dough forms and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Cover with a towel and let rest for about 30 minutes in a warm spot.
  3. Put the dough on a lightly-floured work surface and knead thoroughly.  Divide the dough into three even pieces.  Roll each section into long rolls about a foot long.  Braid the three rolls together.  Press the ends together and tuck them under the braid.
  4. Place the braided dough on a baking paper-lined baking pan and press the dyed eggs lightly into the dough.  Cover and allow to rest in a warm spot until the size has noticeably increased.
  5. Remove the eggs from the dough.
  6. Mix together the egg yolk and milk.  Brush the dough with the mixture.
  7. Bake the bread on the middle rack of an oven preheated to 390°F for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350°F and bake another 30 – 35 minutes.
  8. Let cool and decorate with the dyed eggs.
Have fun cooking and Bon Appetit!