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Trinity Easter Bread

A traditional Greek bread, which according to tradition represents the Trinity. At Easter time, each person is served a slice from each of the breads.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
This recipe makes One large coffee bread
Bread Flour4 to 4+1/2 cups
Active Dry Yeast4+1/2 tsp
Sugar1/3 cup
Salt1/2 tsp
Water1/2 cup
Milk1/3 cup
Butter or margarine1/3 cup
Grated lemon rind2 TBSP
Maraschino cherries, well drained and halved1 jar (10 oz.)

This recipe is featured at My Kitchen Addiction.


In large mixer bowl, combine 1+1/2 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. In saucepan, heat water, milk and butter to 120-130°F; butter does not need to melt. Add to flour mixture. Add eggs. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in lemon rind, cherries and enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.

Punch down dough. Divide into 3 parts. Shape each third into a smooth ball. On greased large cookie sheet, place 3 balls together in shape of a cloverleaf. Cover; let rise in warm place until indentation remains after lightly touching. Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes. If too dark, cover loosely with foil last 5 to 10 minutes of baking. Remove from cookie sheet; cool. Drizzle with Powdered Sugar Glaze and garnish with chopped nuts and cherries, if desired.


Powdered Sugar Glaze:

1 cup sifted powdered sugar

1 teaspoon softened butter or margarine

1 to 2 tablespoons hot water or milk


In small bowl, blend ingredients until smooth.



You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use 1/2 tsp Instant yeast (or 3/4 tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.


Trinity Bread

My husband has been making this bread every Easter for 30 years now. It is a wonderful light bread, and it makes great butter toast. Highly recommended!

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