Almond Easter Bread

Almond Easter Bread


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A lovely Easter Bread filled with almond paste which you can get at the supermarket. Also nice dusted with icing sugar.


Serves: 4 

  • 500g flour
  • 30g yeast
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk, lukewarm
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 50g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • pinch salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 100g almond meal
  • 300g raisins
  • 50g walnuts, diced
  • 400g almond paste
  • To decorate
  • 50g butter
  • 50g flaked almonds

Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

  1. Place the flour in a mixing bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the yeast and a little lukewarm milk. Sprinkle with flour, then cover and let rise 15 minutes in a warm place.
  2. Add remaining milk, melted butter, sugar, egg, salt, lemon and orange zest, almond meal, raisins and walnuts. Mix and knead well to make a dough. Place in a warm place to rise, covered, until doubled in volume.
  3. Knead again and roll out into a rectangle. Form the almond paste into a sausage and place in the middle of the dough along its length. Roll up the bread and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Let bread rise 30 more minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 220 degrees C. Brush bread with melted butter and sprinkle with almonds.
  5. Bake 40-60 minutes.

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