6 Easter Breads from Around the World

From hot cross buns to Greek Easter bread, many cultures have breads and pastries specifically for Easter Sunday. Here are 6 of our favorites to add to your Easter breakfast or dinner table.

Greek Easter Bread

Greek Easter Bread
This braided bread, which is probably Byzantine in origin, is traditionally perfumed with the essence of makhlepi, the seeds of Mediterranean wild cherries. Get the recipe for Greek Easter Bread »Farideh Sadeghin

Colicchio & Sons' Parker House Rolls

parker house rolls
Barley malt syrup, a molasses-thick liquid sweetener, adds a hint of malty flavor to Chef Tom Colicchio's fluffy, buttery yeasted dinner rolls. Get the recipe for Colicchio & Sons' Parker House Rolls »Matt Taylor-Gross

Bread with Prosciutto and Olives

Bread with Prosciutto and Olives
This recipe is a savory alternative to pizza pasquale, the sweet bread traditionally served with salame on Easter morning. Get the recipe for Bread with Prosciutto and Olives »Farideh Sadeghin

Paraguayan Chipa (Easter Breakfast Bread)

Easter Breakfast Bread
Traditionally associated with Easter, this cheese bread from Paraguay has a dense chewy texture similar to the classic wheat bialys New Yorkers are so fond of. Get the recipe for Paraguayan Chipa (Easter Breakfast Bread) »Maxime Iattoni

Pulla (Braided Cardamom Bread)

Braided Cardamom Bread
This braided, cardamom-spiced bread is a common Easter treat in Finland. It can be baked as both a single braided loaf and individual-size knots. Get the recipe for Pulla (Braided Cardamom Bread) »Todd Coleman

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns
These sweet spiced buns, best when freshly hot out of the oven, are traditionally served on Easter, marked with a cross to symbolize Jesus's crucifixion. Get the recipe for Hot Cross Buns »Laura Sant