Yes, It’s Possible to Make Easter Breads at Home — Here’s How

Whether braided, slightly sweet Easter bread is a customary part of your family's holiday or not, it's surprisingly easy to bake an authentic recipe at home.
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Photo by: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Lightly sweetened and yeast-risen breads are a traditional part of Greek and Italian Easter celebrations. Whether it's a customary part of your family's Easter or not, it's surprisingly easy to bake an authentic recipe at home with eggs, butter, sugar and any number of fruit or nut add-ins, and the finished loaf serves as an impressive, homemade centerpiece on your holiday table. Just in time for Easter Sunday, we've got two airy and authentic recipes that will become family go-tos from here on out.

The chefs in Food Network Kitchen developed a light  Easter Bread (pictured above) that's sweetened just enough to still be enjoyed beside your Easter dinner, and it has the possibility of being even sweeter with a little added almond extract. Be sure to make it the day before your Easter celebrations so it has time to rise, and repurpose any leftovers in the best way possible: as eggy French toast the next morning.

Or, go for  Greek Easter Bread, called  tsoureki. Our recipe comes with ruby red-dyed eggs (the customary color for Greeks) braided into the bread. Though you aren't supposed to actually eat them, the eggs give each fluffy loaf a whimsical look that'll brighten up your Easter table.

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