Easter Egg Bread Recipe

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  1. In a large bowl, mix sugar, yeast, cardamom, salt and 2 cups flour. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Add 3 eggs; beat 2 minutes longer. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, color hard-cooked eggs with food coloring following package directions; let stand until completely dry. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into thirds. Roll each portion into a 24-in. rope. Place ropes on a greased baking sheet and braid. Bring ends together to form a ring. Pinch ends to seal. Lightly coat dyed eggs with oil; place on braid, tucking eggs between ropes and spacing evenly.
  4. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
  5. In a bowl, whisk remaining egg and water; gently brush over dough, avoiding eggs. Bake 28-32 or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 817.53 Kcal (3423 kJ)
Calories from fat 60.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.75g 10%
Cholesterol 87.8mg 29%
Sodium 184.78mg 8%
Potassium 100.85mg 2%
Total Carbs 162.59g 54%
Sugars 4.92g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1.03g 4%
Protein 17.83g 36%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 42.5mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 235.74 Kcal (987 kJ)
Calories from fat 17.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.95g 10%
Cholesterol 25.32mg 29%
Sodium 53.28mg 8%
Potassium 29.08mg 2%
Total Carbs 46.88g 54%
Sugars 1.42g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 4%
Protein 5.14g 36%
Iron 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 12.2mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.7
  • 21

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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