I’ve always associated Easter with brunch.
Don’t get me wrong. I love brunch anytime. The name is cute. It doesn’t start too early in the day. It usually occurs on a weekend. There are eggs and sausage. What’s not to love?
However, I’ve always liked the idea of an Easter brunch.
When I was in my twenties, I’d arrange Easter brunch outings with friends and family. I cherish the memories of those holidays. One of my dear friends has moved to another part of the country. One of my cousins, the one who really understood me and was always in my corner, has passed away.
I’m so glad that we took the time to eat big, laugh and talk.
Once I got a larger place, I’d host Easter brunch. The guest list grew to include neighbors and the boyfriend. Yes, I’m speaking of the guy who would win my heart and become The Man of the House, TMOTH.
I got my first bread machine in that house. I had no idea that would start me on the path to having this website!
The house had a huge, built-in, wooden table that pulled out from a counter in the dining room. It was a little strange but very useful. I extended the table to its full length. Then I arranged my mismatched chairs around it. The menu included eggs, sausage, and homemade bread.
Easter brunch wasn’t anything fancy. It was just part of making a house a home.
This year we’ll have a small celebration. It will just be TMOTH and I. However, the house will be filled with the aroma of baking bread. I’ll be calling and skyping friends and family.
There might even be a chocolate rabbit or two.
In my opinion, bread for Easter brunch falls into two categories. It can be sweet or hearty. What sort of bread you serve depends on personal tastes and on your menu.
Let’s start with the sweeter bread recipes first.