Celebrate spring and rebirth with classic and traditional bread recipes from around the globe along with a few recipes that are perfect for the breakfast spread on Easter morning.
Hot Cross BunsWith less heft and more flavor and fluff, these delicate Hot Cross Buns deserve attention all year long. A hint of warm spices balances a sweet glaze to finish off these Easter rolls.
Cream Cheese Danish BraidThe Danish can be made the night before, through step 4. Cover, refrigerate overnight, and bring braid to room temperature before proceeding with step 5.
Cream Cheese PastriesThese gorgeous homemade pastries look like they just arrived from a bakery.
Chocolate BabkaThis babka recipe is made gluten-free, so everyone is able to have a slice this Easter.
Hot Cross BunsA quick shortcut makes Hot Cross Buns an Easter tradition well worth reviving.
Sour Cream BabkaRussian immigrants gloried in Easter babkas - enriched yeast breads studded with dried fruits and nuts. For a more traditional babka, omit the amaretto and use dried sour cherries and candied cherries in place of cranberries and raisins.
Even if you're a baking newbie, you can turn these out with ease, thanks to frozen puff pastry. To keep them from sticking, remove the pastries from the pan right after baking.
KulichAfter being iced, the bread is topped with raisins to form the letters XB, meaning "Christ has risen."
Raspberry-Swirl Sweet RollsThese puffy fruit-filled sweet rolls are a delectable twist on the traditional cinnamon roll.
Caramel-Pecan Sticky BunsMake the dough first and let it rise before you prepare the pan with the caramel-pecan mixture.
Orange Hot Cross BunsYou'll need to plan ahead to find or make candied orange peel (see sources at the end of the recipe)—it's worth it.
Raisin-Honey Milk BreadThe Dutch are known for a type of fruit bread that is made for Easter called paasstol. The bread traditionally features raisins and currants, but sometimes dried cherries and cranberries are also used.