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Rosaria's Authentic Italian Easter Bread Recipe from Enzo and Lucia

Renata Cardelli
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Some things may get lost in translation, but never taste as is the case with our authentic Easter Bread, a recipe handed down from Lucia's mother, Rosaria. Fond memories were made while gathering the ingredients, cooking together, and finally sitting down to enjoy this delicacy and family.  
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Ingredients for dough:

3 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 stick of margarine at room temperature
1 tsp of salt
1 tablespoon of pepper
50 grams of dry yeast
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 cup of warm water

mix all ingredients together and knead dough. Place in a bowl and cover with a dishtowel and allow dough to rise for about 2 ½ to 3 hours.

Ingredients for filling:

Four hard-boiled eggs
¼ pound imported swiss cheese (cubed pieces)
¼ pound mozzarella (cubed pieces)
¼ pound sharp provolone cheese (cubed pieces)
6 slices of ham
¼ pound of genoa salami – sliced

- cut eggs and cheese into cube size pieces
- cut salami and ham into small pieces
- mix together 
- flatten dough with rolling pin
- pour cheese and meat mixture into the center of dough.  Fold over, completely covering mixture.  
- Place in a round baking pan, cover with dishtowel, and allow to rise another hour or two.  

Bake at 375 oven for an hour.  Allow to cool and serve at room temperature.