Why call it Easter Bread?

Easter bread, Osterbrot, sweet yeast bread

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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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.

I love Thomas’s videos. It gives you visual guidance:

Zutaten: 500 g Mehl Type 550 250 g Milch 20 g frische Hefe 4 g Salz 70 g Zucker 1 EL selbst gemachter Vanillezucker (alternativ eine Packung fertiger) 1 Eigelb 70 g Butter 1 Zitrone Zum Bestreichen: 1 Ei gemixt mit etwas Milch
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