Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Lilies or Easter Bread... What Would Jesus Bring?

Last year you just watched. This year, you actually make the bread. That's the plan at least. Below you'll see two videos; one for my family's traditional Easter bread, and one for a pink lemon icing.

These video recipes ran last year, but we have so many new visitors on the blog these days, I decided it would make a good pre-Easter rerun.

I'm sure some of you gave this try, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we do every year. Sure you can bring that half-dead lily plant to your Easter gathering, or you can bring a couple loaves of this great bread. What would Jesus do?


How to Make Italian-Style Easter Bread



Follow the link to read the original post, "Italian Easter Bread - The Resurrection of a Great Family Recipe," and get all the ingredient amounts.


How to Lemon Icing



Follow the link to read the original post, "Pink Ice Ice Icing - It's Good Friday," and get all the ingredient amounts.

12 comments:

Don Madrid said...

Homer doughnut pink frosting makes me HUNGRY!

Micky said...

Where I live (Portugal - Europe) we do add the whole eggs (shell and all) to the bread and they site there and cook lovely. It's the best part of easter bread if you as me hahaha

danijel said...

@Micky: You don't eat the shells, do you?!

Micky said...

@Danijel Oh, no! You peel them and then eat them w/ the bread. They are symbols of the new life you are supposed to get in the Easter as per the Catholic tradition.

In some places here, easter bread is made with meat in it, too :)

Laine Moore said...

I really want to make this for Easter! Quick question though, it this served as a dessert or part of the meal?

milkshake said...

east-european version has raisins mixed into the dough and only little star anise with some cinnamon and vanilla. Also on top there are sliced almonds which get baked onto the eggwash and give it roasted nutty flavor. Then it is gently dusted with vanilla-flavored confectionary sugar.

By the way the puke-pink glaze on your otherwise perfect Easer Bread looks unsettling.

Chef John said...

with coffee after the meal

PukaDog said...

A great re-run. Just like the blog says, I saw the video last year, but wasn't ready to try it. I think I will try my hand at it Easter weekend. Trying to decide on trying the carrot cake or bread pudding first, though. Decisions, decisions, decisions...

Laine Moore said...

thanks Chef John!

rosemary said...

May you do hot cross buns? Your version of anything is always the best! Really.

Felicia said...

haha i love the background music.

Dianna Fielding said...

Hi Chef,

You no longer have your frosting recipe up on this post. Maybe you could re-embed it if you have time?

Love your recipes,

Dianna