I look forward to Easter for many reasons. As a Christian, it is the most important holiday for me to reflect on my faith and lead my family in the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We also look forward to the fun time with extended family, Easter Egg hunts, Easter baskets, and lot of great Easter food.
My favorite Easter recipe is from my husband’s family. His family brought their Babka Easter Bread recipe with them 4 generations ago from Poland. I was happy to introduce this bread to our family as an Easter tradition and we all look forward to it. Once you taste it, you will want tot add it to your annual Easter holiday traditions.
We usually have the Babka Easter Bread for Easter morning breakfast at our home, then enjoy it again for Easter dinner with the extended family. Each batch makes 3 loaves but I normally make at least 2 batches to share with family and friends. Last year, we ended up freezing 1 loaf to see if it would freeze well. To our delightful surprise, it freezes very well.
This recipe is moderate to difficult because of the amount of time it takes from beginning to end – about 6 hours. It is well worth the time and effort.
Traditionally, we serve Babka Easter Bread with hard boiled eggs and polish sausage for Easter morning. It is a very sweet, moist bread that is devoured by kids and adults alike.
This recipe makes 3 loaves. I always double the recipe and give loaves as gifts to special friends and family.
Tip: Wrap it in several layers of plastic wrap to keep it moist. It starts to dry out in 2 or 3 days, if you have any left, put a piece in the microwave with a wet paper towel on top for a few seconds and it will taste fresh again.
If you live in the Akron area, you can shop all the ingredients for this bread on the Acme Fresh Market website!