EUROPEAN EASTER BREADS

EUROPEAN EASTER BREADS

  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp warm whole milk 
  • 6 eggs (room temperature) 
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast 
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 250 grams butter melted (if using salted butter, leave the salt out) 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • ½ cup sour cream 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 9 cups all-purpose flour (divided) 
  • 1 to 1½ cups chocolate chips or raisins 

For the glaze 

  • 200 grams/ 2 bars -white chocolate melted 
  • sprinkles 

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups + 2 tbsp warm milk, 6 eggs, 1 tbsp yeast, 2 cups sugar, warm melted butter, ½ tsp salt, ½ cup sour cream and 1 tsp vanilla and mix. This is best done with a stand mixer. Add 4 cups flour to make a batter with the consistency of sour cream. Cover with cling wrap and a towel and let it rise in a warm place for 2 hours. 
  • Once risen, add 5 more cups of flour; one cup at a time or until the dough no longer sticks to your hands to make a very soft and elastic dough. Stir in 1 to 1½ cups of chocolate chips or raisins, candied citrus peel or nuts. (Anything you like in your sweet bread). Cover and let dough rise another 2 hours in a warm place.  
  • Divide dough evenly into three deep 8″ baking pans, ensure your baking pans have been well oiled. TIP: Try not to handle the dough too much. Let dough rise uncovered in a warm place for additional 2 hours or until you see a significant rise. 
  • Bake at 180C for 35-40 minutes or until golden. 
  • Remove from the pans and cool on a wire rack. 
  • Once the loaves are at room temperature, melt while chocolate over low heat and spread the melted chocolate over the tops of the bread. 
  • Use sprinkles to decorate. 

Enjoy! We hope you love these delicious European Easter Breads as much as we do!