Holiday Bread

There's a reason we "break bread." Bread is such a staple at social gatherings, especially holidays, that it symbolizes sharing our food and getting together over a hot meal. Without some kind of bread on the table, a meal can often feel incomplete. And since bread is pretty much a requirement in some households during the holidays, many major occasions are associated with signature dishes. Depending on your background, you might expect panettone for Christmas, dinner rolls or corn bread on Thanksgiving and colorful braided bread at Easter. F&W's guide will explore your favorites and offer enough ideas to make sure your holiday table is always full.

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Italian Easter Bread
Sweet dough scented with lemon and nutmeg is twisted into individual wreaths in these classic Italian Easter breads decorated with dyed eggs. The eggs are uncooked when the breads are assembled, and while the bread bakes, the eggs magically become fully-cooked. Traditionally, this bread is served along with a charcuterie board. There are so many kinds of sprinkles available now, so have fun decorating these pretty, delicious breads.
The Best Mail-Order Panettone of 2016
The holiday season isn’t complete until you’ve sunk your teeth into the towering dome of fluffy, fruity sweet bread known as panettone. This traditional Italian loaf cake is delicious for breakfast and dessert, and it makes the perfect gift to send to your friends and family. But how to sort through the hundreds of available options to find the version that’s most to your taste? Fear not: Our staff tasted over a dozen varieties and came up with a comprehensive list. Here, our 7 favorite mail-order panettone of the year.
Easter Bread Recipes
Typically "Easter bread" is a sweetened, egg bread with traditional origins hailing from European countries, mainly from Greek and Italian heritages. To help you put a twist on tradition, we compiled several sweet bread recipes what are also perfect to serve on Easter Sunday.
Easter Biscuits & Rolls
Easter dinner isn't a holiday meal without a tasty dinner roll or biscuit to complement the menu. From sweet to savory, we have a ton of recipes that will make your Easter Sunday dinner memorable.