Alpine Easter Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • From:The bread Bible
  • By Beth Hensperger
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  • 3 HRS RISE TIME (and worth every second)
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  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105° to 115° F.)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons (1-1/2 packages) active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
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  • nut liqueur glaze
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  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons nut liqueur, such as Pistacha, Amaretto, Frangelico or Nocino
  • 10 whole toasted, chocolate-coated or silver-coated almonds, for garnish.

Description

A Smellicious Bread Steeped In Legend...the Aroma Itself Is Said To Have Healing Powers! Egg Breads Are Baked Usually In Spring To Represent Rebirth.The Round Shape Represents The Sun And The Rhythm Of The Seasons And The Earth Itself. It Is Rich, Yet De

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