Why call it Easter Bread?

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Why call it Easter bread if tastes so good you want to eat it all year? You might as well make Eierweck or Eierhörnchen (yeast dough rolls/croissants) with the dough. The lemon/zest can be substituted with 1 tsp vanilla. Besides Almonds, other possible add-ins are dried cranberries and pistachio nuts

The secret ingredient is Diastatic malt powder. Savvy bread bakers use it to promote a strong rise, great texture, and lovely brown crust. Just 1 tsp for 3 cups flour

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Watch the YouTube below the recipe on how to braid the Hefezopf Easter bread

Watch here how to braid the Easter Bread or Hefezopf

Hagelzucker or coarse Decorating Sugar can be bought below:

Yeast rolls or croissant

If you choose to make the yeast rolls or croissants, you would bake them at 425 F, 20 to 25 minutes.