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8 Sweet and Edible Easter Bread Centerpieces

Bring a taste of old-world tradition to your festive Easter table with delightful, delicious breads that are almost too pretty to eat.

1. Easter Bread Ring

This rich, eggy yeast bread is studded with candied fruit, almonds, and a touch of anise seed. Dyed eggs are nestled into the braided dough and the whole thing is baked until the bread is golden and the eggs are cooked. A simple glaze and colorful sprinkles make for a photo-perfect finish.



Easter Bread Ring | Photo by curlgirl2

2. Braided Easter Egg Bread

Try this top-rated braided bread if you prefer an egg bread without anise, fruit, and nuts in it. You'll still bake uncooked eggs right into the bread.

More: Get tips for baking and forming yeast breads.

3. Pull-Apart Easter Blossom Bread

Here's another version of an Easter bread baked into a ring. In this version, the bread is twisted to form blossom shapes, with jam or lemon curd in the center of each blossom.



Pull-Apart Easter Blossom Bread | Photo by CC

4. Italian Easter Bread (Anise Flavored)

Even first-time bakers gave this light and airy bread rave reviews. It's a great choice if you want to try a simplified version of an Easter bread ring.


Italian Easter Bread (Anise Flavored)

Italian Easter Bread (Anise Flavored) | Photo by Christina

5. Paska Bread

Bake this Polish Easter bread in a greased souffle dish or Dutch oven to help it bake up tall with a rounded dome.



Paska Bread | Photo by Doughgirl8

6. Bunny Bread

Can you keep a secret? Frozen dough is the secret to this super-easy Easter bread. You can follow the directions as written and make one big bunny, or form individual bunny rolls using the photo below as a guide. Either way, everyone's going to love your creativity.



Bunny Bread | Photo by catherine.drew

7. Cinnamon Roll Bunnies

A sweeter version of Bunny Bread, these use refrigerated cinnamon roll dough for a clever shortcut. Check out the video to see how they're made.

8. Hot Cross Buns I

Dried currants and a dash of cinnamon flavor these classic Easter buns. A simple sugar and milk glaze gives them their signature look. Set out a platter of these and take a photo, because they always disappear quickly.



Hot Cross Buns I | Photo by Christina

More Easter Inspiration

* Explore our entire collection of popular Easter breads.
* Try these 8 make-ahead Easter brunch recipes to simplify your holiday.
* Here are 11 easy Easter treats any bunny can make.
* Find all the Easter recipes you need for a hoppin' good feast.


Vanessa Greaves

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