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Easter Egg Bread (Tsoureki)

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16 servings

Celebrate Easter with this delicious recipe for Easter Egg Bread. Also known as Tsoureki, Easter Egg Bread is sweet, nutty and totally easy to make.

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  • Roll each loaf of bread dough into 30-inch-long rope on lightly floured surface. Loosely twist both ropes together; place in circular shape on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Pinch ends together to seal. Spray lightly with cooking spray; cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile, place 6 eggs in single layer in saucepan. Add enough water to completely cover eggs by at least 1 inch. Bring water to boil; cover. Remove saucepan from heat; let stand 10 min. Drain eggs; immediately place in bowl of ice water. Let stand until eggs are completely cooled, changing water as necessary.
  • Bring 2 cups water to boil; stir in vinegar. Add to drink mix in medium bowl; stir until dissolved. Add cooked eggs; let stand 5 min. or until tinted to desired shade, turning eggs occasionally. Use tongs to transfer colored eggs to paper towel-covered baking sheet. Let stand until dry.
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Separate dough ropes to make 6 evenly spaced holes, each large enough to hold 1 hard-cooked egg as shown in photo. Place hard-cooked eggs in holes, pressing gently into dough to secure.
  • Beat remaining egg until blended; brush onto dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake 30 to 35 min. or until bread is golden brown. Cool 10 min. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely.
  • Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over bread. Sprinkle with nuts.

Special Equipment Needed


Prepare using your favorite color of KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix.

Make Ahead

The bread can be baked ahead of time. Cool, then refrigerate up to 24 hours. Drizzle with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with the nuts just before serving.

Keeping it Safe

Do not eat the colored eggs that are baked in the bread - they are there for decorative purposes only.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 190
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 270mg
Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary fiber 0.5054g
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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