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Italian Easter Bread Recipe

By Allana Mortell | April 6, 2012

Easter Bread

Photo: Allana Mortell

When I think about Easter, I think about a particular home video my family has that was taken over Easter vacation when I was about five and my younger brother Matt was just over a year old. When the video begins, it shoots to a terrifying shot of my five-year old self, bowl cut, running around the house in an oversize Aladdin t-shirt, searching the premises for Easter eggs and my own personal Easter basket. “Getting hot, very warm, you’re so close, keep going,” my dad would yell, playing that “Hot & Cold” game all parents teased their kids with “lovingly.”

The egg hunt would continue, I would eventually find my Easter Basket and then, it would be time for lunch. This traditional Easter Bread recipe is one we served every year because it was the epitome of sweet  and doughy. With orange zest and almonds for the adults and lots of sprinkles and vanilla glaze for the kids, the bread is the definite crowd pleaser. Read More

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