Family oriented Easter Recipes

Salvatore Bonasia ‘22

Hear are some Easter recipes to try out this season from my, family to yours.

Pizza Dolce

Ingredients: 

  1. 10 eggs
  2. 12 ounces of sugar
  3. 1 lemon zest
  4. 1 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  5. 3 pounds of ricotta polly-o
  6. 1 shot of anisette & grated chocolate 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven 375 ℉
  2. Beat eggs with sugar
  3. Add lemon zest, vanilla, and anisette
  4. Mix and then add in the ricotta
  5. Mix well and then pour in a greased pan
  6. Grate chocolate on top before you put it into the oven. 
  7. Bake about an hour

Easter Bread

Ingredients: 

  1. 1 cup milk
  2. ¼ ounce active dry yeast
  3. 4 eggs, room temperature
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. ½ cup granulated sugar
  6. 4 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  7. 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  8. 1 tsp kosher salt
  9. 8 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
  10. 7 dyed eggs

Instructions:

  1. Heat the milk to 110 ℉ 
  2. Add the yeast to a small bowl with the warm milk and whisk it around with 1 tablespoon of the sugar for about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla and set aside.
  4. Separately, mix together the rest of the sugar, flour, lemon zest, and salt.
  5. Slowly pour the flour mixture in the bowl of the milk mixer.
  6. Add the butter 1 tablespoon at a time.
  7. Knead the dough a little and shape the dough into a ball.
  8. Oil a large mixing bowl and place the dough into the bowl.
  9. Put a little oil on top of the dough
  10. Cover it to rest for about 1-1 1/2 hours.
  11. Punch down the dough.
  12. Divide the dough into 14 portions. Roll each portion into a strip about 12 inches long.
  13. Split dough into two pieces: pinch the ends together of the first 2 ropes and bring one side over to the other to make into a small ring shape.
  14. Preheat the oven to 350 ℉ 
  15. Repeat the process with the next 6 sets
  16. Place on two baking sheets.
  17. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water to wash.
  18. Cover the dough for 40-45 minutes.
  19. When dough is ready to bake, brush on some more egg wash. Sprinkle on the sprinkles. Place an egg in the middle of the dough.
  20. Bake for about 18-20 minutes.

Focaccia

Ingredients: 

  1. 2 lbs of flour
  2. 4 cups of water to dilute
  3. 2 teaspoons of yeast
  4. 2 teaspoons of salt
  5. A few slices of tomatoes
  6. A handful of olives and oregano

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven 350 ℉
  2. Dilute 2 teaspoons of yeast in 2 cups of warm water
  3. Add two teaspoons of salt and two more cups of warm water to the mixture
  4. Mix well, and let it sit and rise for 2 hours in an oiled pan
  5. Add tomatoes, olives, and oregano
  6. Bake about an hour

Casatiello

Ingredients: 

  1. 5 pounds of flour
  2. 24 eggs
  3. 4 ½ cups of sugar
  4. ½ Pound of Crisco (Shortening brand)
  5. 4 teaspoons of yeast
  1. 2 oz of lemon extract
  2. ½ cup of sambuca
  3. 1 pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven 360 ℉
  2. Fold in all ingredients into one large bowl slowly
  3. Mix well all ingredients until there are no bubbles
  4. Bake for about an hour or until the edges brown
  5. Let them sit and rise overnight
SR~Dailey