Why call it Easter Bread?

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Easter bread

Why call it Easter bread if tastes so good you want to eat it all year?

A true German Tradition is baking this sweet yeast bread, in German also called Hefezopf, a couple days before the Easter holidays

Easter Bread baking tips:

The sweet yeast bread can be baked with or without the eggs. The lemon/zest can be substituted with 1 tsp vanilla. Besides Almonds, other possible add-ins are dried Cranberries and Pistachio nuts

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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

You also can also prepare Eierweck or Eierhörnchen (yeast dough rolls/croissants) with the dough

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

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.