Easter Egg Bread Ring
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Easter Egg Bread Ring

This easy yeast dough bread ring will be a real hit on the Holiday! Don't let the addition of using yeast to you from trying this recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Bakery
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, eggs
Method: Bake
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 12
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour divided
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 oz. packages quick-rising dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoons milk divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/3 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3 large eggs divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts or 1/2 cup golden raisins optional
  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 6 hard-cooked large eggs shells dyed in a variety of colors, using Easter Egg kit
  • 1/3 cup Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Flavored Frosting optional
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice or water optional


  • STIR 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, lemon peel, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Microwave 3/4 cup milk, water and shortening in microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until very warm (120° to 130°F). (Shortening will not melt completely.) Gradually beat into flour mixture, using electric mixer on low speed. Add 2 eggs and vanilla. Beat an additional 2 minutes. Stir in just enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Knead in nuts or raisins, if desired. Loosely cover with plastic wrap coated with cooking spray. Let rest 10 minutes.
  • COAT baking sheet with cooking spray. Divide dough in half. Roll each piece into a 30-inch rope on a lightly floured surface. Loosely twist the ropes together; transfer dough to prepared baking sheet, pinching ends together to create a circular ring. Coat the outside of a custard cup with cooking spray. Invert and place in center of ring to maintain circular hole in center during baking. Gently separate dough ropes in 6 areas to create spaces for dyed eggs. Arrange dyed eggs on dough and gently press down. Coat ring lightly with cooking spray. Loosely cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Whisk remaining egg and 1 tablespoon milk until frothy. Brush bread dough with egg mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool until slightly warm on wire rack. Lift bread to remove custard cup.

To make optional glaze:

  • COMBINE frosting and 2 teaspoons lemon juice or water in small bowl until smooth, adding additional juice or water to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over bread. Best served same day.


According to the Center For Disease Control DO NOT consume hard-cooked eggs that have been left unrefrigerated for more than 2 hours. This is especially important for anyone with a compromised immune system, young child or elderly. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg