Easter bread. Traditional recipe from Chile

The Easter bread It is one of the most traditional recipes in Chile, especially at Christmas. It is a sweet bread, similar to a sponge cake, of toasted color, and that carries, in addition to dried fruits and crystallized fruits, Corinthian raisins, honey and ginger.

So that you can enjoy this exquisite and true delicacy, share it at Christmas parties with family and friends, we have prepared a very simple, healthy and delicious recipe.


  • 500 gr of flour for bread
  • 200 grams of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 ml of honey
  • 150 ml warm whole milk
  • 200 gr of ambient butter
  • 100 gr cup of currants
  • 100 gr of chopped almonds
  • 100 gr of chopped walnuts
  • 100 gr of candied fruit in pieces
  • 1 tablespoon rum or liquor
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of grated ginger
  • 1 pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons of yeast for sponge cake or baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon

A very popular recipe at the Christmas and New Year parties in Chile. Children are sure to love participating in its making. Merry Christmas!

1. In the first bowl, mix the raisins, almonds, walnuts, lemon zest, rum or liqueur, and ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover the bowl and reserve it for a couple of hours.

2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 ° C.

3. In the second bowl, add a little flour to coat the candied fruits. This will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan during cooking. Reserve them.

4. In the third bowl, mix the flour, yeast, salt. Reserve.

5. In the fourth and largest bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar until a creamy mixture is achieved. Add the butter and continue beating. Then add honey and milk until a homogeneous mixture is formed.

6. Time to mix everything up. To this last mixture, add the mixture from the third bowl. Beat until mixture is smooth.

7. Stop beating and add the mixes from the first and second bowls. Stir everything very well.

8. Butter the bread pan. This recipe can easily turn out 2 loaves.

9. Place the dough in the mold and bake for about 1 hour at 160 ° C.

10. To make sure that the bread is ready, with a toothpick, click the center of the bread. If it comes out dry, it means that the bread is ready.

11. Let it cool down before consuming it. Enjoy your meal!

The history of Easter Bread dates back hundreds of years, in a German town, Naumburg, where they celebrated Christmas with a bread known as Stollen or Christollen, which means'Christ bread'. At the beginning, it was a normal bread that over time was added candied fruits, nuts, very typical of the land where the baby Jesus was born.

Easter bread came to Chile from Italy, where it was already known by the name of 'Panettone', and was characterized by very citrus fruit flavors. The characteristics of this traditional Christmas bread have changed a lot from the original. Today raisins, ginger and honey are added. So there is a wide variety of recipes for Easter bread. In England, for example, there is the English bread, called 'Christmas cake' that adds sour cherries and plums to your recipe. And in Peru, there is the Peruvian bread with apple puree, while in Armenia the bread is called 'Zadiguí Chorék', and it has sesame seeds.

Despite being born in Germany, Easter bread spread throughout the world, bringing together many cultures in a common tradition, since its purpose as a food to enjoy and share with the family and give to loved ones. In Chile there is not exclusively a recipe for this exquisite bread, but the filling varies depending on different factors and tastes.

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