Braided Easter Egg Bread

Braided Easter Egg Bread
Hey Kids:
Easter is only a few weeks away. This would be a great opportunity to make Braided Easter Egg Bread. You can watch the yeast change and grow the flour as well as present an unusual loaf of great tasting bread on your Easter table. There are many opportunities to use this bread as a witnessing tool as friends and family talk about the reason for Easter.
Making bread is a lot like playing with play dough.
After mixing the recipe, kneading is folding, pushing, folding, and pushing over and over to make sure the gluten is stretchy. That’s not exactly a good technical, scientific explanation, but the dough will look and feel stretchy.
After the dough rises to double it’s original size, punch it down and cut the dough in half.
Play dough time again. Roll each half into a loooong snake  of about 36 inches.
Braid the two dough snakes and connect them into a circle.
Now take RAW eggs and tuck them in the braids around the loaf.
Then bake the loaf according to your recipe directions.
The raw eggs will now be cooked and taste very much like the boiled Easter eggs you have every year.
My Easter Egg Chickens have begun to lay blue eggs. I think I might make a loaf with those eggs tucked in among the braids. Happy Easter.


Gail Cartee is a writer and teacher of hands-on family devotions. She and her husband live in the foothills of SC.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Gail writes Sunday School lessons for children and teens. She teaches in a  public school near her home. Gail often gets inspiration for her hands-on lessons while working in her organic garden.

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