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Easter Bread – Pane di Pasqua

Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Italian Bread Recipes

This is a specialty sweet bread that Mamma makes only at Easter time. This sweet bread has a heavier consistency than your typical bread and the finished product has a yellow color tinge to it. The Kids will gobble it up and it will soon become an annual Easter tradition.


7 Eggs (whisk)
7 teaspoons Baking powder
3 cups sugar
Flour (approx 5 cups)
2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup milk
8 ml Salt or 1/2 tbsp
6 eggs (for decorative purposes, twist dough over raw egg)


  • Beat the 7 eggs well with whisk.
  • Add 3 cups sugar, add 2 cups of vegetable oil, 8 ml salt or little more than 1/2 tbsp salt, 1 cup milk. Whisk well to add more air.
  • Add flour to make a dough consistency (approx 5 cups) and add 7 teaspoon baking powder.
  • Roll and twist the dough in strips, add decorative egg (raw, shell still intact of course), shape as per above image.   Use thinner strip of dough to wrap the egg on the top or for the last layer.

Bake at 300 deg F  for about 35 minutes.

Makes about 6 loaves.

This sweet bread is a treat Mamma gives to all the grand-children each year and it is also known as pane di pasqua in Italian.

4 Responses to “Easter Bread – Pane di Pasqua”

  1. Jackson Says:

    Just one word: great!

  2. mary ( rao)martin Says:

    I can’t wait to try this. I have looked on line before, but evidently I was looking in the wrong place. Have a wonderful Easter. I know I will after I make this recipe. It sounds like my mother’s. I’m a 78 year old great grandmother that failed to learn this most important recipe.
    Many thanks!:)
    March 3l, 2010

  3. Leandra Bartman Says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I made this today and it was so delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe.

  4. Gina Says:

    Thanks Leandra. It is Easter and time to bake the pane!

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