Easter dessert

Italian Easter Dessert Idea: Calabrian Sweet Bread

Easter is coming and it’s time to make a delicious Easter dessert recipe! Here is a traditional Italian idea from Calabria, the "tip of the boot".



  • 7 Eggs
  • 1,7 oz Sugar
  • 35 oz Flour
  • 2 Lemon peel
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 cup Extra virgin oil
  • 2 Yeast packets
  • 18 oz Icing sugar
Italian Recipes
35 min.
60 min.

Spring is coming and it’s time decide the  Easter recipes that will make this event special. Each country has its own typical dishes and today we suggest you a traditional Italian Easter dessert: Calabrian Easter bread.

It is a typical sweet also called "Cuzzupa", "Anguta" or "Sguta" in the different parts of this southern Italian region. There, people use to eat this dessert at the end of Easter dinner or to make breakfast on Easter morning.

Usually, each family’s member receives this sweet with a particular shape, therefore it is a perfect Easter recipe for kids: boys usually receive a braided loaf, and girls a doll-shaped "Cuzzupa".

It is a funny and simple recipe that can give a touch of originality to your Easter dinner menu!

See how to make Calabrian Easter Bread step by step.


  • In a bowl mix 6 eggs with sugar, milk, oil and grated lemon peel.
  • In another bowl sift yeast and flour.
  • Add them to the other ingredients gradually.
  • Knead the dough until it to become soft and smooth.
  • Now, cut the dough into loaves, weave them and jont the tips.
  • Place a raw egg on the bread  and cover it with thin stripes of dough.
  • Brush with a scrambled eggs and sugar.
  • Bake at 390°F for 35 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the glaze to garnish your sweet: in a bowl mix icing sugar and the juice of lemon until obtaining the right consistency.
  • Decorate with glaze and add nonpareil sprinkles.

Well, your traditional Italian Easter bread is ready to be served and eaten. Have fun to give your dessert many different nice shapes.

Sensibus wishes you a sweet Happy Easter!

Italian Easter bread