I think I would add another more sugar, I don’t like really sweet bread but I think 1/2 cup sugar to 8 cups of flour wasn’t quite enough. I am definitely going to make this on Sunday.Thanks! Do you activate the yeast before putting it into the milk? I have been searching for a recipe like this to replicate the one made by my grandmother when I was a child. We are making ours next week! I hope you enjoy the Easter bread! Hi Fatema, Yes you can increase the sugar if you’d like. I love Italian holiday meals. Thanks so much for posting this! This does make a lot of dough, and when it comes to kneading I got a little lazy. I was bummed that I had never been introduced to it, but thrilled to know that it had been a part of my family’s tradition at some point, and that it was something my grandpap loved. Can another flavoring be used as my family doesn’t like anise? Hello, I like this bread! My husband, who is a bit picky about his breads, said that this recipe is “a keeper”. :). I love the addition of the sprinkles on top – I found some Easter themed ones I can’t wait to use. Fast forward to my mom seeing and tasting the finished bread that I made. I made this bread for the first time last Easter!! Lol I’ll let you know how it turns out. Once the milk reaches the correct temperature, stir in the sugar and zest mixture, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Happy Easter! In your video it looks like you’re only making one loaf but your instructions say we are making 2 loaves? How long will this keep frozen or refrigerated, once baked? I made it Saturday, and it was FABULOUS!!!! Just like my Aunt Gilda’s! Thanks in advance for your help! Thank you! I have learned that they are now South San Francisco. Enjoy! How long did the mini loaves take to bake. I ordered the anise oil online. Growing up, there was a sweet little old Italian lady that lived two doors down. Pick your favourite short pasta and make a big pot full! Unless you’re feeding an Italian family on Easter morning or bringing a whole loaf to church though, I’d definitely halve the recipe. Enjoy the peanut butter eggs, too! I’ve never had this, but it’s very similar to the pupa cu l’ova that my grandparents traditionally made before they came to America. Is it a strong taste? Hi Maria, You can if you’d prefer a lemon flavor vs an anise flavor. My Grandma always made the braids and wreathes and colored eggs. I’m going to try today! Quick question. I like your recipe, but will have to figure out how the eggs work. Next, add the melted margarine and continue to mix. This accounted for the 13 children(my Mom and her siblings!) This recipe looks amazing! One of the winners in the CA Raisin Bread contest for 2011 had a recipe very, very similar. Thanks for sharing this recipe- I’m eager to carry on the tradition in our family! My husband loved the bread but agreed it could use a little more sugar. A couple of questions: I am attempting both Easter Bread and Craquelin Brioche this weekend. I don’t know how the toast was made however, does anyone know how this could be copied. If you didn’t make any adjustments to the ingredients or technique, I think that’s all it should be. Watch the videos and don't forget to subscribe on, cut up assorted fish (eg. The only difference in the two recipes is that ours is double your recipe. The bread has a great texture and is extremely soft and fluffy; it’s utterly delicious! A light bulb! Your email address will not be published. I can post the recipe of you like. It looks very similar to one my grandmother used to make when I was a child (many moons ago). Is it possible for you to translate it as it reads, unfortunately I’m not able to make out each word. About five years ago was the first time I experienced my father-in-law recreation of his Nana’s Easter bread recipe. My husband’s two favorite things on the planet: brioche and sprinkles. Buona Pasqua! But I also read that it originated from when the fishermen would sell their fish and whatever was left was made into a soup or stew. I never cook or eat margarine. So I added more flower to make it less sticky. I might just make this. Would there be any modifications? Hi Ashley, I used Imperial margarine. Hi Jennifer, I’ve never done that so I couldn’t say for sure how it would impact the rise or final bake. Thats that only type i can find, Hi Sarah, I use this anise oil: https://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/anise-flavor-1-oz, Hi Michelle, your Easter Bread looks amazing and I am going to definitely make it for Easter. It looks almost identical. seeing her recipe, brought a tear to my eye…i have a few slips of paper like that from my nana too. Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe!! Can I make 4 smaller breads instead of 2 larger ones. I can’t wait to try this for Sunday. It does have different properties than butter, so I stick with the margarine. You could also increase the anise. Make an egg wash by mixing the milk and your reserved 1 tbsp of whisked eggs in a small dish. I baked it first thing this morning straight from the fridge. I am curious how they will turn out. The bread is deliciously orangy buttery rich and sweet. I'm Michelle and I believe anyone can learn to confidently make recipes worthy of celebration. The photos of your dough rising are beautiful and the cooked bread is awesome! This was a total hit (I didn’t have anise oil, so I substituted vanilla extract). This year, the dough seemed really sticky and wet when it was mixing and I think I ended up having add 3-4 more cups of flour to get it come off of the bowl. Thanks for sharing…. Confusing for a little kid but she got used to it. Enjoy the bread! I’m not the greatest baker… made apple streudel one year that no knife could penetrate. No icing for us. I am not sure I would want to use margarine. The pictures look very similar to what she made, I don’t think it was braided though. I made this on Holy Saturday to enjoy Easter morning. My daughter calls her grandma Nonna. This traditional Italian Easter Bread is an old family recipe; it’s flavored with orange and anise, brushed with icing and decorated with sprinkles. Hi Raquel, I have never made that substitution, but others have without much issue! Hi Michelle! I made this bread last night. Looks amazing, and what a great story behind it. Absolutely delicious! The orange and anise and the little bit of sweetness from the glaze plus the whimsical sprinkles – all perfect. Although I could not find the Anise oil which was called for in the recepie, I used Anise seeds instead….the end result was met with absolutely glowing reviews from all members of my family and friends! I will if it makes a BIG difference, tho. I’ll be sharing it tomorrow, but I always welcome new recipes! Next time I might try saffron with the milk (and skip the anise again). On the Easter bread, do I punch it down after it doubles then make the loaves.? Looks awesome! Italian culture and customs mean that Easter is celebrated with great enthusiasm and the usual Italian love of celebration. Hi Mary, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s health problems. I am trying this recipe today and am so thankful that our Nonnas left us with so many wonderful recipies and traditions to pass on. Stove Top Method. It adds a lil sweetness to the bread which accompanies it nicely. 85 Italian Easter Dishes You’ll Want to Make This Year Caroline Stanko Updated: Jan. 29, 2019 Serve up some old-world fare this Easter with traditional Italian dishes like lasagna, ricotta bread, limoncello pie and more. I have an old cookbook of my grandma’s and I have kept all the little scraps of paper she had written recipes on. HI , YESTERDAY I MAKE THIS RECIPE AND I REPLACE MARGARINE TO MELTED BUTTER AND ITS BE COME AMAZING BREAD This is the exact recipe I’ve been looking for and will be trying it out today! 1.) Although Italian Easter egg tradition is strong in Italy (it's bound to be - it involves chocolate!) A tasty lunch or dinner soup idea. Do you think anise seeds will work the same way as anise oil? The amount of additional flour seemed to bury the flavorings. I’ve eaten it for breakfast, alongside a meal, as a snack, as dessert. The eggs cook as the bread bakes. Too bad you don’t do colored eggs, bec my 90-yo dad asked me to make it as he remembered it from childhood with the colored eggs. Add the yeast, stir, and let sit for 10 minutes. Usually the loaves are braided and have colored Easter eggs nestled into the braids in various spots. I just wondered if there is any reason why you use all purpose flour instead of strong bread flour and whether the latter would be a good option for this recipe? Hi Dolly, Yes you could definitely make four smaller breads, so nice of you! I just love seeing things like that! I know that is not what the recipe calls for but I am interested in your thoughts? Enjoy and Happy Easter! I was looking for the Italian Easter Bread recipe but did’nt see it, I have one from my mom that I wanted to compare it to. Meanwhile, line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Add the onions, carrots, and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. Hi Kris, In some recipes, yes, anise can be strong, but in this particular bread recipe it is much more subtle. My Russian grandmother used to make this, too. Hi Rosemary, This bread is not very dry; it’s more on the light and moist side. The copy of the handwritten recipe brought tears to my eyes. This recipe is so close I have stopped looking! Your bread looks amazing and I’m happy you shared it with us. The icing is the literally the icing on the cake!!! I’ve had trouble with butter measurements before. I was able to do the first rise and shapping the night before, and then baked it straight from the fridge the next morning. My family loved it and everyone commented how good it was and u could tell they really enjoyed it!!! Have a great day! shrimp,prawns, cod, haddock, calamari, mussels, clams etc), (depending on how thick you want it, more soup or stew). I do remember something about anise. Thanks for the recipe! This was the ONLY time I ever saw her use margarine instead of butter. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Easy and delicious, the Anise oil is the best, Do you use an essential oil for the anise oil? I get between ¼ cup and ½ cup of juice from each orange… it just depends on how large they are and how juicy they are. If you use orange zest make sure you use ORGANIC oranges so the zest isn’t full of chemicals and insecticides. She had so many holiday traditions, but years ago when my father-in-law started talking about his Nana’s Easter bread, with orange and anise, I was befuddled. In a small bowl, use a fork to lightly beat together the eggs, salt, and anise oil. The best thing to do is cover it with a damp towel and let rest for 10 minutes or so, and then try again. I was reading your recipe to my mom to compare it to my great grandmother’s, and aside from her using anise seeds (previously mentioned by others) she also said that she has never used Orange flavor in hers. Seven years ago: Italian Chicken Salad Sandwich. It was more delicious than I expected. My mother would always take a couple of the easter eggs we would dye and use them as decoration in the bread (you’d obviously cut around them) Thinking about it now though, I’m not sure how safe that dye was when I was growing up… Sprinkles are a much better idea haha! In a Dutch oven, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Read the recipe and I could smell & taste my mom’s ‘Paloma di Pasqua.’ I have only one regret, I never asked her for the recipe . :). Buon Appetito! Gorgeous bread! On the other loaf I plan to put toasted almond slices – for the “adults”! Also making your Peanut Butter Eggs today. It was amazing. I love recipes with tradition behind them. I’m definitely going to make this bread. I didn’t save the recipe and went searching online and found it almost immediately and knew right away this was the one. Would it taste the same or seedy. Can we substitute extract for the oil? This recipe for Italian Chicken Skillet with Spinach and Bacon is inspired by the flavors of the ever popular "Zuppa Toscana", this beautiful one-skillet dish provides loads of delicious flavors and textures. Yes, you can! Right along with homemade ravioli & Italian wedding soup. Hi….Just wondering if the anise can be left out or can something else be substituted. In my house, no Easter is complete without “easter pizza” (also known as pizza rustica). Would appreciate a reply. Do you think this can be refrigerated after the first rise and then baked the next day? Hi Jennifer, I used margarine sticks. I compared your recipe to mine and they are very different. In a large pot add olive oil, garlic and hot pepper flakes, heat on medium for one minute and then flatten with a fork. Hi Mary, Unfortunately I cannot translate it because I do not read or speak Italian. This carrot soup recipe uses just 5 ingredients and is paired with a tangy dill cream topping. thanks. Since half the people I was serving it to don’t like anise, I subbed it out for a vanilla bean with great success! It looks so beautiful when done! This bread is fantastic!! I think probably margarine since that was most common a long time ago, but I’m pretty sure butter would work just as well. Whether or not you’re Italian, if you love Easter traditions (or just really good, festive bread! I used the 2 T anise seed in another batch and that was just like Mommy Cuzuppa. We do, however, have a jar of whole star anise that was purchased before he learned he was allergic. I do have a question…I gather this bread is very large given it has 8 cups of flour and 8 eggs. ;) I love the sprinkles you put on it! Could I do that with this recipe? My oranges did have a lot of juice so I had to add a decent amount of flour, could this be the cause? I grew up living in my Italian immigrant grandparents’ home in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh. Trying it for the first time right now. Hi Michele, I look forward to trying this recipe. It seemed inconceivable that my grandma hadn’t ever made it, but I definitely had never eaten it. Your recipe seems to be the closest to ours so I thought I’d try it out! Thank you for this recipe, Michelle. It looks exactly like my Mom’s handwriting. It is delicious toasted under the broiler with lots of butter! This recipe was originally published on April 4, 2012. I like to think that I am usually pretty “with it” when it comes to Italian food traditions, having come from an Italian family with a grandma who lived to cook and bake. He was generous enough to share his family’s recipe with me so that I could make it on my own and share it with all of you. They look beautiful Michelle! I hope I can make it as nice as my mom does but I’m not good at bread making..Let me try :). I did make it last year and it was great! I usually also add a little bit of Orange Oil or Fiori di Sicilia, a wonderful vanilla/citrus extract from King Arthur Flour. OMG best ever!!!!! (2 oranges, zested & juiced). What kind of margarine do you use. Used quite a bit more flour once I got to the first roll and knead stage…first resting stage now. This bread is wonderful and easy to make. This recipe will be a new family tradition. Buona Pasqua!! The milk had a lovely hint of anise to it, and it worked swimmingly! I wish I had more of my mamma’s recipes but she had them all in her head. . So, a few questions: I would recommend this to anyone who can’t find anise oil anywhere, as it might be tricky if you don’t have a health food store handy :). I made this but had difficulty rolling the dough into logs, as the dough was really elastic; when I rolled out the logs into a desired length they wold shrink back. I’m sorry I can’t help with this! The hand written picture is so great! That hand written note from your husbands great-grandmother looks exactly like my mom’s had written recipes. Everyone loved it. I usually toast mine for breakfast so I have to leave the sprinkles and glaze off for obvious reasons. It looks gorgeous and tastes completely delicious. I am debating about using the orange zest and orange extract next time instead of the juice so that I don’t put it too much flour. This delicious Italian soup features tortellini, sausage, and lots of vegetables -- carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, and bell pepper. Thank you . (I am thinking it was more like a cookie than a slice of bread) I adored the glaze and the sprinkles! This is wonderful! I will make it for Easter. Happy Easter! Thank you . Cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender. My bread didn’t rise at all. … and I have tried many!! I made yours today it ess amazing the smell in my house was intoxicating.. I made a small modification though. Im Italian and love this bread <3 It's a time of great happiness - a welcome to the Spring and to new life. Loved the Easter Bread! My mother made an Italian Easter bread. Very pretty! We always make really tiny loaves out of the recipe as opposed to your larger loaves to accomodate our large Italian family. Leaving the dough without baking could cause it to collapse on itself. Mussels, shrimp, haddock, clams, perch, squid, a few cloves of garlic, fresh herbs, Tomato Puree. This is why I was so excited when I saw that in Italian. Delicious. Regarding step 8, you weren’t kidding when you said you had to add quite a bit more flour to the mix to make it come together. Instead of the original recipe, can I do 4 eggs, 2 cups of flour and so on. Hi Corrie, The oranges in the recipe are to be zested and juiced; that is the orange juice you use. She shaped the dough like an Easter basket and put a colored egg in it. I substituted 1.5 tsp of anise extract because I didn’t have the oil and it came out beautifully. It is so sweet to see the recipe half Italian, half English! And it sounds delicious. I really don’t care to add more colored eggs to the day so I usually leave them off too. It was the perfect breakfast bread, and my oldest son thought it was great dunked in milk. And yes, the anise extract would work as well! Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe. or use them with the sugar and the zest as a combination? hi i make the recipe its was great and so amazing and so tasty It was fantastic! This recipe caught my eye, and being Italian, and I had to try it!! My grandma made an Easter recipe using the colored eggs, but my mom and I remember it tasting like a cookie dough and not a bread. How much should we use? After the second rise how quickly must u bake the bread before the yeast dies? I may have to try this version, just to compare. Thank you for sharing it! Question: Why so many eggs? I tried this once in an Italian restaurant and loved it and this was just as good if not better. I was happy it made 4 breads, because they were excellent Easter gifts . The bread is just lovely, and I love all breads flavored with citrus, but the best part of this whole post is the original handwritten recipe. Continue with the recipe as is and eggs will obviously bake (cook) when you bake the bread. 2. I understood each of the ingredients and directions as written. My grandmother also made Easter bread with crisco, unfortunately nobody got the recipe right before she passed. thanks. I love seeing handed-down recipes stay alive through tradition! I used approximately 6 or 7 different types of fish and seafood. http://www.explore-italian-culture.com/images/italian-easter-bread.jpg. The most beautiful dough that I have seen on a long time .My moms recipe is almost the same a little less flour. Also, wouldn’t it be a better to knead the dough in the halves and work from that point with the rising? Can you verify this. This is a traditional two-rise bread recipe. Aaaaw, thanks for sharing! I’ll be trying out the eggs as well. I also used butter instead of the margarine and anise liquor instead of the oil, so the flavour might be milder. forgive me but when I translate the Italian handwritten recipe I see that it is not exactly translated into the english version. Oh Easter Bread… a family tradition at our house. This traditional Italian Easter Bread is flavored with orange and anise, brushed with icing and decorated with sprinkles. Gorgeous bread, Michelle! Whether I cut it in half or do the whole batch. The bread came out looking nice but for the first time since I have made it, was a pretty dry. I am making this right now. So maybe check your yeast. Hi, this bread looks delicious!! I made this recipe earlier this week and it was fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing :). I made your wonderful recipe thank you so much for sharing I come from a huge Italian background my mom used to make Easter bread unfortunately never really wrote down the recipe and now she’s dealing with Dementia I would like to continue the tradition and with this recipe I think I’m trying to achieve that. The recipe was in a McCall’s paperback cookbook that originally belonged to my mom. Thanks to your CCC’s dad for sharing and for you for baking it up for the rest of us to enjoy. Hi Fiona, The all-purpose keeps the bread nice and light; bread flour will create a denser final product. It is phenomenal, making it again on Good Friday! Hi I did let it rise about an hour and half during the first rise becuase I got busy. The version I’ve made has lemon instead of orange and it is delicious. However, this year I have a time crunch. I have not done so, but I think you should be able to. It’s a fabulous bread – rich and slightly sweet, but light and fluffy, and is flavored with orange and anise. Thank you! Unsubscribe at any time. I’ve looked in jillions of Italian cookbooks, scoured cooking websites and watched Italian cooking shows until I think my eyes are going to pop out of my head. I was wondering if I could make the dough, let it rise and then refrigerate it to complete the next day? I usually do a braid but the two twisted strands look easier. Not a critic just thought this may help other bakers who may have had some issues. I was just looking under comments to see if someone else had the same issue and found you. This and Anisette cookies (Yes I am Italian) are the first things that I mastered on my own at age 12 or so. My Nana would place colored hard boiled eggs into the braided dough. ), add this one to your baking list for next week. Please respond so I can plan for this accordingly. Grazie! With the arrival of Easter, Good Friday is the Biggest Fish eating day with Christmas Eve being a close second in Italy. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F. It has become a tradition for my family. This recipe can easily be scaled up or down as needed. Italians like to eat this Easy Italian Fish Soup with a piece of grilled Italian bread placed at the bottom of a bowl and the soup poured on top. zest freezes well so you can make a bunch at a time. My german grandma always put dried fruit in ours which is definitely a taste to acquire. I used Poppy seeds instead of sprinkles. This recipe is the closest to my grandmother’s and mother’s recipe. I have always made this recipe for my children I have the recipe since1986 from a brooklyn news paper I am also Italian decent and everyone loves my cooking & baking too. This is so gorgeous and festive. I’m thinking about maybe making french toast with it Easter morning, but I’m a bit stumped as to the kind of syrup to serve. It even brought a few nostalgic moments for someone whose grandfather used to make rolls with Anise oil in them – she wandered in and asked if they had anise in them and was delighted when I confirmed her suspicions. It was still a very large loaf of bread (I didn’t make the wreath); I’m going to make the same amount into two loaves for this weekend. First the dough is mixed together, and left to rise until doubled…, Then it is braided, shaped, and left to rise again before it is baked…. Sliced zucchini adds freshness to this soup. I made this tonight and omitted the anise oil because I couldn’t find it at my local store. Should I drop the anise oil then? My future mother-in-law makes delicious Easter Bread! Is there anything better than these old Italian traditions? Thank you for posting this recipe ! How wonderful for you to want to follow her traditions! I made 4 small braided loaves. It’s shocking how similar the recipes are! I´m always hesitant to use it, since it´s a very strong flavor. This will be my only recipe for Easter bread. I love the addition of the orange zest, and the sprinkles make it absolutely darling. I describe it as a rich brioche type dough. I have been trying for two years now to recreate my family’s Easter Bread recipe from the notes handed down and i am having a lot of trouble! I have made your recipe for the last few Easters and it has always come out amazing. Wud like to try this. Required fields are marked *. My husband is Sicilian from Sicily. Made 2 huge rings- half of which are now in my freezer to be thawed as a special treat or made into French toast or bread pudding. Italian Fish Soup was at one time considered a Poor Man’s Soup, all the leftover pieces of fish were added into a soup, at least that is what the Italian said. ; Stir in garlic and sauté 1 minute. I made this recipe last year, the last one with my dad. We top ours with an easy milk, icing sugar, almond flavouring icing and then load it with sprinkles. If so, how much vanilla? The soup is enriched with beef stock and red wine, and garnished with grated Parmesan cheese. We always have this on Easter! I may try this larger version in my stand mixer with the dough hook – my wrists can’t take long periods of kneading. This recipe looks awesome!!! Can I use butter instead of the margarine in this recipe? Cooking Methods. I have a question…the recipe calls for 1 cup of margarine. I’ve been seeing anise pop up again and again lately – it must be a sign! Hi Pam, I always make it with margarine, but others have used butter and said it turned out fine. As I read through this recipe, Its someone what similar to the craquelin…. The only thing I have to go on is how my fiancé’s family translated it. it is delicious. Hi Almira, I think you should be able to halve this without an issue. It would not be the same without it. Last Updated December 8, 2020. I have a lot of really old recipes completely in italian. And good question… I had to Google it… looks like you’d need to use 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons of anise seed to substitute for the anise oil. I’d like to make just 1 loaf, do I just half all the ingredients? I have for years made a version of Italian Easter bread very similar to this. I am hoping you see this and can help me with trying out your recipe. Sautéed chicken is surrounded by a savory sauce flavored with bacon, garlic and lemon, with just the right amount of kick. I saw in one of your previous comments that the anise is not a strong flavor and the orange is dominant, and again I am not used to that. I was only 5 years old at the time, so even if I had tried it at some point before then, I likely wouldn’t have remembered. I’ve got to try it. in fact, this year the sweet easter bread is on my to-do list too! Have you substituted vanilla for the anise? Beautiful bread and I love the note from your nana. My Mom does the same thing! As always thanks for sharing your recipes! What a special recipe! It was a lot of dough to knead properly!! My grandmother used to make this, and I never got her recipe before she passed away… I was so pleased to find the recipe here! Your email address will not be published. Happy Easter!!!! 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