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What is Italian Easter bread?

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Italian Easter Bread is a baked good made from sweetened bread dough that has dyed Easter eggs nestled into the dough, making for a colorful and highly symbolic holiday treat. This bread incorporates the traditional dyed Easter egg into a sweet post-Lent treat that looks quite festive thanks to the bright colors of the egg.

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What is Italian Easter bread?
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Additionally, the bread dough is typically shaped to appear wreath-like, and the eggs nestled inside appear as if they are hidden in a nest of bread. Any color of dyed, hard-boiled egg can be used in this treat. Both the bread and the eggs can be consumed after baking.

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