"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Aunt Vi's Easter Bread Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Aunt Vi's Easter Bread, by , is from Martin Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Evie Martin
Added: Friday, May 29, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 quart milk
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 packages yeast, dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water and a teaspoon of sugar
2 teaspoons anise (oil or spice)
1 1# box of raisins
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup salad oil
12 cups flour
1 teaspoon (heaping) saffron
1 teaspoon yellow food coloring

Directions:
Directions:
Heat milk to scalding, cool. Add sugar, eggs, salt, salad oil, anise and saffron and mix well. Stir in yeast, flour and raisins. Use yellow food coloring to make dough as yellow as you like. Mix well and then let rise. Punch down. When dough rises again, cut into three strips to fit in a grease loaf pan and braid. Place in loaf pan. Let rise a little and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
All day
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is Vi's recipe. I don't know how many loaves this recipe makes, but whenever we went to her house for Easter everyone got a loaf to take home. Also the recipe was baked at high altitude so if you try it you may have to experiment with the amount of flour, so the dough is not too stiff.

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

375W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!