Welcome to my kitchen! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes to make for Easter – a classic King Arthur Easter Bread. This traditional recipes calls for just a few simple ingredients and yields a beautiful, delicious result that’s sure to delight your family and friends.

King Arthur Easter Bread


•3 cups all-purpose flour

•1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

•1/2 teaspoon salt

•1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

•1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

•1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

•1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

•1/4 teaspoon baking powder

•1/4 cup granulated sugar

•2 tablespoons margarine, shortening, or butter

•1/4 cup milk

•1/4 cup orange juice

•2 eggs

•3/4 cup dried currents or raisins

•2 tablespoons freshly grated orange zest


1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves, baking powder and granulated sugar.
2. Add the margarine, shortening, or butter and mix with a pastry cutter until a crumbly texture is achieved.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, orange juice and eggs.
4. Stir in the milk and egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix with a fork until a soft dough is formed.
5. Stir in the currents or raisins and orange zest.
6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly for about 2 minutes.
7. Form the dough into a round loaf (about 9 inches in diameter).
8. Place the dough onto a greased baking sheet.
9. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until the center is cooked through and the top is golden brown.
10. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

This King Arthur Easter Bread is loaded with warm spices, chewy currents and fresh orange zest, giving it a unique flavor that is truly reminiscent of the holiday season. Of course, it’s delicious all year round and not just at Easter. I often serve it with coffee or tea as a mid-morning snack, or use it to make sandwiches during the week.

This recipe is based on the traditional Easter Bread recipes that have been passed down through generations in the UK. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice, this simple, tasty dish is sure to leave your guests asking for more.

If you enjoyed this King Arthur Easter Bread and are looking for other inspiring dishes to make for Easter, why don’t you try my recipe for holiday hot cross buns? It’s sure to be a hit!