Greek Easter Bread

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Greek Easter Bread
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
1 hr
24 servings
Recipe by: Elena Parks for Eggland's Best

A traditional dish at our Greek Easter celebration, this bread recipe is really great for any time of year!


  • 5 Eggland's Best eggs (large)
  • 2 pounds all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, warmed to 110 degrees
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 Eggland's Best egg, hard-cooked and dyed
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (optional)


Serving Size
1 Serving
6g (30% calories from fat)
Dietary Fiber

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat milk to 110 degrees and dissolve yeast in milk.

Melt butter and cool; add to milk/yeast mixture.

Beat eggs, vanilla, salt and flour together; add milk mixture and blend well until dough forms.

Turn out dough on floured surface and knead well, approximately 5 minutes.  

Place dough in large bowl coated with cooking spray; cover with a cloth and let rise in a warm place for approximately 2 hours.

When dough has risen, punch down and allow to rise again for 1 hour. 

Remove dough from bowl and shape:  You can divide dough into thirds and braid.  Curl dough around to form a ring and place in a greased and floured 9″ round baking pan.  Or, you may just leave dough in a long braid and bake on a greased baking sheet.

Sprinkle top of dough with sesame seeds (optional) and place red-dyed hard-cooked egg in center of bread ring, or in one end of the bread braid (you may add more eggs as you like).

Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes or until bread is golden brown.

Filed Under: Breakfast and Brunch, Appetizer, Side Dish, New Year

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