• Sweet Easter Bread

  • Submitted by Terri Vailette

  • Ingredients & Directions

    2 packages dry yeast
    1 cup whole milk
    2 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1 1/2 cups warm water
    1/2 cup butter
    6 large eggs
    9 cups flour

    Place yeast in small bowl and add water. let proof. Scald milk, butter and salt. Cool to luke warm. In another bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Add milk mixture and eggs, then stir in yeast mixture. Beat in 3 cups of flour. Then with your hands, mix in enough of remaining flour to make dough. Knead for ten minutes. Put in greased bowl and turn to grease both sides. Cover and let rise in warm place for 1 1/2 hours. Punch down and let rest for ten minutes. Divide dough into three and place in greased bread pans. Let rise until doubled. Bake in 350 degree oven for half hour. Drizzle with confectionary sugar and milk glaze. Sprinkle colored sprinkles.