Easter Baby / Pregnant Doll / Dough Baby Recipe

The Easter Baby is also known as the Dough Baby or Pregnant Doll. This is an Italian bread-cookie recipe that is traditionally made during Easter.

1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar sugar
1/4oz package active dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup scalded milk
1/3 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 pinch salt
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon water
6 whole eggs in the shell
2 1/4 ounces colored candy sprinkles

Mix water, yeast, and sugar. Let this sit for 10 minutes. In another bowl, mix sugar, milk, butter, 2 eggs, salt. Slowly mix in the flour and yeast mixtures.

Flour a counter and knead the dough out. Grease a bowl, put the dough into it and cover it. Let it rise until it has doubled in size. Divide the dough into 6 pieces.

Roll each piece into a 1" cord. Put the cord into a U shape. Put a raw egg into the bottom of the U. Twist shut the top of the U. Using a brush, brush the egg over the cord. Add on colored sprinkles and put onto a greased cookie sheet. Let rise again.

Bake for 40 minutes at 350F.

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