This delicious Easter bread is made with cheese and traditionally served with an egg in the middle. Looks great at the Easter table!

Easter bread with cheese and egg

Easter bread with cheese and egg

Wow, I cannot believe we are etching very fast towards Easter. What ever happened to time? I’ve been all wrapped up in exciting new projects of which I’ll be sharing some more soon. It’s been busy with work too and while I have a ton of Easter recipes lined up, I’ll be likely posting them after Easter.. Lol…

But this particular one I could not leave behind as that is so Easter specific it would be silly posting it the day after Easter right?

Making the bread

Making this delicious Easter bread does take a bit of time, as most bread recipes do. It needs kneading and rising but the end result is worth it. The eggs can be left out as it is purely decorative. I don’t think they’ll be really edible after having spend so much time in the oven. Let me say I didn’t actually eat them.

If you’re looking for something quick to make during Easter I would suggest making these chocolate buns instead, which are one of my favorite cheat breads to make! But if you have a bit more time on your hands these Easter bread rolls are perfect too.

Easter bread with cheese

Rolling the breads

Now the fun part of this Easter bread is the rolling. And the fact that you use lots of cheese in between all the layers. You divide the dough once it has had time to rise in three equal parts. Each part is then rolled out into a rectangular shape. Leaving the top part of the shape free you sprinkle the rest generously with the grated cheese.

Now rolling from the long side you roll each of the shapes into a sausage roll (that’s a lot of roll. Haha) Place the seam down and press the edges of the seam together. Using a sharp knife you slice the roll lengthwise in two but leave it attached on top. Twist the two strings around each other and into a round shape. It’s ok if it is not perfect, but try to keep the cut side up. Once baked it will still look good!

Baking the Easter bread

Once the Easter bread is rolled you press the egg in the middle and brush the bread with a bit of egg wash. Bake in a preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until it looks golden brown.

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Easter bread with cheese and an egg

Festive braided bread which is traditionally served with an egg in the middle. This recipe makes 3 breads
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 3 breads

Ingredients

  • 500 gr flour
  • 300 gr water luke warm
  • 7 gram dried active yeast
  • 10 gr salt
  • 50 gr butter
  • 100 gr old cheese grated
  • 3 boiled eggs

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients (except the butter) through one another in a mixing bowl and make this into a dough. Add the butter in cubes and knead the dough until you have a pliable soft dough.
  • Grease a bowl with some oil and put the dough in.
  • Cover with foil and leave to rise for about an hour in a warm spot. It needs to roughly double in size.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and divide into three pieces. Roll each piece to a rectangular size. Sprinkle the grated cheese over it but make sure to leave around 3 cm free on top. Wet this with a little water.
  • Now rol the dough into a long sausage shape. Put the dough with the seam downwards and cut in the middle but leave the top attached. Wrap the two strings around each other and end by rolling it into some kind of round form and make sure the cut side is on top. Press the egg in the middle
  • Preheat the oven to 190˚C (340˚F) and leave to rise for half an hour. Bake the Easter bread in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until golden.
Course: Bread
Keyword: flour
Author: Esmee Scholte

Nutrition Information

Calories: 940kcal, Carbohydrates: 129g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 256mg, Sodium: 1687mg, Potassium: 271mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1011IU, Calcium: 293mg, Iron: 8mg

Disclaimer

The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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