Italian Easter Bread–A Tradition that Captures the Meaning of Easter — 9 Comments

  1. What a great tradition. Thank you for sharing this and including the recipe. May you feel joy and peace this weekend.

  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tradition. So many symbols in the making and serving of this bread. I really loved how you tied it all together.

    Celebrating with you the rising of the Bread of Life on Easter morning.


  3. Rach~hope you enjoy making it and add it to your family’s Italian traditions. You could try a dry run before Easter even just to see how you like the flavor of the bread.

    From My Heart to Yours,

  4. I enjoyed reading this. I, too, grew up on Easter Bread. My recipe is different but a Calabrian tradition. It is a deliciously sweet anise flavored bread. I make it and still hear my mother’s words, too. I was told that that the braided wreath represented the crown of thorns placed on Jesus’ head, the eggs represented new life and the bread rising, represented Christ rising from the dead. Thank you for sharing this!

  5. Love this! I was going to buy it but got motivated to try myself. I’m going to buy ingredients this evening and make it with my daughter tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!