Star Wars Italian Easter Egg Bread - Party Food

Star Wars Italian Easter Egg Bread
Star Wars Italian Easter Egg Bread
In Italy it is fairly common for Nonna's to make their grandchildren Pane di Pasqua aka Easter Bread. It's a delicious treat. The bread is often flavored with lemon and/or anise, is braided, formed into a ring, and has one or more Easter eggs as part of it.

Star Wars Garlic Cheese Easter Egg Bread
Star Wars Garlic Cheese Easter Egg Bread
So using my basic potato bread recipe, I made my kids Star Wars Italian Easter Bread. We made two types. The traditional sweet treat and one that was instead flavored with garlic and cheese to go with dinner.

Star Wars Italian Easter Bread
Star Wars Italian Easter Bread
Instead of baking the Easter eggs into it, I made egg forms from foil and parchment paper and used them as placeholders for our Easter Eggs after the bread came out of the oven.
Star Wars Garlic Cheese Italian Easter Bread
Star Wars Garlic Cheese
Italian Easter Bread

To get whatever type of candy sprinkles to stick to the top one can use either a milk or egg wash on top of the bread, before sprinkling it. As it bakes you may need to place a piece of foil loosely over the top to keep the tops from getting too brown.  Buon Appetito!