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Italian Easter Bread Recipes You'll Love

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Italian Easter Bread Recipes You'll Love
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Have you started planning your Easter menu? While every family has its favorite recipes during this special time of the year, we are particularly fond of these two gourmet Italian Easter bread recipes.

Fun and festive, these homemade breads symbolize prosperity and are a great baking project for the whole family. Whether you prefer a loaf-style or a more traditional braided variety, these Italian Easter bread recipes are a delicious way to sweeten your holiday celebration.

Take your pick from these gourmet Italian Easter bread recipes and get ready to wow the family:


If you are looking for an effortless Easter dessert, give this sweet almond bread a try. Using quark or cream cheese ensures a tender crumb while ground almonds make a stunning swirled filling. It's a heavenly treat perfect for Easter brunch.


This egg-filled braided treat topped with sesame seeds is an Italian Easter bread typically enjoyed in the Southern region of Apulia. Flavored with lemon zest and extra virgin olive oil, the bread is said to bring good luck so you may want to indulge in seconds.

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