Italian Easter Bread
This one we eat every Easter. You have to try it... you will love it!
For 2 Person(s)
- the Dough:
- 1 pkg of yeast
- 1/2 cup of warm water (about 130 degrees)
- 1 tbsp sugar (added to yeast mixture)
- 3/4 cups of sugar (added with flour)
- 3/4 cups of olive oil
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 slightly beaten eggs
- 1 cup of boiling water (add with cold water at the same time)
- 1 cup of cold water (add with boiling water at the same time)
- 8 cups of flour
- 24 hard cooked eggs, broken up with a fork
- 2 pounds of ricotta cheese
- 2 pounds of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 pounds of thinly sliced pepperoni
- Make Bread Dough
- Mix package of yeast with 1/2 cup of warm water and 1 tbsp of sugar, let
- sit till bubbly (5-10 min)
- To this yeast mixture add the remaining bread ingredients and knead until
- Make sure to add boiling and cold water to yeast mixture at the same time
- When done, put dough in bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Roll out dough
- Remove dough from bowl and cut in quarters.
- Spray 2 - 10 x 15 cookie sheets with cooking spray (dark color cookie sheets
- will help brown the bottom of the dough)
- Roll out two quarters of dough to fit cookie sheet
- Bake bottom layers of dough for 10 minutes
- Turn oven down to 350 degrees
- Add filling
- Divide the filling ingredients in half
- Put a layer of ricotta cheese on bottom layer of dough, add layer of eggs,
- then layer of mozzarella cheese and finally a layer of pepperoni on top.
- Repeat with other pan.
- Add top layer of dough
- Roll out remaining quarters of dough slightly larger than the pan size
- Put dough on top and fold under bottom of dough
- Poke holes in the top with a fork or knife
- Bake till golden brown (about 30-35 minutes)
- Do not bake bottoms for more than 12 minutes as they could burn during 2nd
- The pepperoni must be the top layer so the juice will bake down into the
- cheeses and eggs
- Allow to cool slightly before cutting into 2 x 5 rectangles. If cut while too warm, the ingredients spill out. Serve warm.
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