The Best of Easter Baking

Milk Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies

No need to hunt for the best Easter recipes; our baking roundup has you covered. Savor traditional Italian braided sweet bread nestled with pastel-dyed eggs or enjoy our nostalgic update of the iconic Cadbury Egg candy with these Milk Chocolate Egg Cookies. Plus, get a head start on spring-forward baking with a rich Natural Strawberry Cake with Browned Butter Frosting, buttery Palmiers, and floral and lemon sandwich cookies.

Lavender Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Curd Filling
Photography by Kassie Borreson / Recipe Development by Jenn Yee

1. Lavender Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Curd Filling

At Craftsman & Wolves, Chef William Werner makes a simple cookie look like art. These sandwich cookies are perfect for brunches, teas, and showers. The tangy lemon curd pairs beautifully with the lavender. Instead of royal icing, the buttery cookies are dusted with powdered sugar for a hint of sweetness.

Strawberry Brioche Bread with Pearl Sugar

2. Strawberry Brioche with Pearl Sugar 

Sticky-sweet strawberry filling is smeared, rolled, and twisted into a buttery brioche dough, and a final sprinkling of pearl sugar offers an element of elegant crunch. Get this delicious recipe and much more in our Bread special issue

Natural Strawberry Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

3. Natural Strawberry Cake with Browned Butter Frosting 

If there were a cake that embodied springtime, the Natural Strawberry Cake with Browned Butter Frosting would be it: pretty (in pink) and perfect for any special occasion or just a day when you need a little something sweet. Find an explosion of new strawberry recipes in our March/April 2018 Issue

4. Pane di Pasqua

Literally translated as “Easter Bread,” the Pane di Pasqua with its colorful eggs is Italy’s signature version of the holiday staple. Sometimes designed to resemble a doll or newborn, the intricately braided loaf symbolizes the rebirth of the spring season and Christ’s resurrection. This soft, slightly sweet bread with its iconic brightly colored eggs (we used blue) can be found well beyond the borders of Italy as a symbol of the season. 

Classic Hot Cross Buns

5. Classic Hot Cross Buns 

Soft and pillowy with just the right amount of sweetness and spice—one bite into this classic and it will be in heavy rotation at your house. Find more mouthwatering bread recipes in our latest special issue, Bread

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