Italian Easter Bread Recipe

This traditional Italian Easter Bread is an old family recipe; it’s flavored with orange and anise, brushed with icing and decorated with sprinkles.

For the Dough
8 cups (1134 grams) all-purpose flour
1½ cups (360 ml) whole milk
½ cup (99 grams) granulated sugar
2 oranges, zested & juiced
4½ teaspoons (2 envelopes) active dry yeast
1 cup (227 grams) margarine, melted
8 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon anise oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (for brushing)
For the Glaze
2 cups (227 grams) powdered sugar
¼ cup (60 ml) whole milk
Sprinkles, if desired

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