Little German Easter Sweet Bread Nests

German Easter Nests Sweet Bread

This sweet bread will look so good on your Easter table! The little German Easter Sweet bread nests are made out of a yeast dough and decorates with hard boiled eggs. Happy Easter!

Ingredients German Easter Sweet Bread Nests

500 g all-purpose flour, unbleached
100 g powdered sugar
1 dash salt
1 package dry yeast
3 egg yolk
60 g butter, melted
250 ml milk, semi-warm
lemon zest from 1/2 lemon, organic
2 packages vanilla sugar – How to make Vanilla Sugar –
1 egg
coarse sugar – optional
8 hard boiled, colored eggs

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Baking Instructions

– Mix the first 9 ingredients – Knead well until you get a smooth dough which is coming off the edges of the mixing bowl. You should also see some bubbles in the dough (Use the hand mixer with kneading hooks).
– Cover the dough with a kitchen cloth and let raise for 30 min at a warm place. Dough amount should double.
– After 30 min you can knead the dough again, and let raise again. Adding this step will create an even finer bread.
– Separate the dough in 24 pieces.
– Make 8 braids (each one contains 3 pieces).
– Form each braid into a wreath (diameter about 10cm).
– Beat the egg yolk.
– Pre-heat oven to 175 c or 350 F.

– Brush the egg yolk evenly over each wreath.
– If you like sprinkle coarse sugar on the nests.
– Bake for 15 min.

When the sweet bread nests are done place a hard boiled egg into the middle, press gently so it will hold.


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