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Romagna Easter loaf: the typical recipe (also to be made with the Thermomix)

Romagna loaf

Sarsina Easter loaf: the classic recipe (and the one with the Thermomix) to prepare a soft and fragrant leavened product to serve for Easter Sunday breakfast.

Do you want to try some typical Easter recipes? It's good not to be caught unprepared: today we offer you the recipe for the Easter loaf, a leavened sweet typical of the town of Sarsina, in Romagna. Traditionally, this focaccia was eaten on the morning of Easter day, accompanied by cured meats and blessed eggs . Below you will find two recipes: the classic one and the one prepared with the help of the Thermomix.

Romagna loaf
Romagna loaf

Preparation of the Easter loaf with raisins

  1. First , make the yeast . Heat a glass of milk and let the brewer's yeast dissolve in it, add about 100 g of flour, a teaspoon of sugar and mix well.
  2. Let your yeast activate until it has doubled in volume and has bubbles on the surface. In the meantime, what to wait, soak the raisins in warm water.
  3. At this point, transfer the yeast into a bowl or planetary mixer , add the flour and vanillin, half of the remaining milk, and the lemon zest.
  4. Knead well until you get a compact but homogeneous dough.
  5. Finish incorporating the ingredients, always mixing by hand or with the hook in the planetary mixer. You will have to add the other half of the milk, the oil, the egg yolks, the sugar, a small glass of aniseed liqueur, a pinch of salt and the soaked raisins.
  6. Cover everything with a damp cloth and let it rise for at least 3 hours , but it would also be perfect to leave it overnight.
  7. Take the dough again, knead it on a floured cutting board and give it the shape of a large loaf (or two smaller ones) placing it directly on a pan lined with baking paper and let it rise in the closed oven for 2-3 hours .
  8. Before cooking, score the surface with the blade of a knife and brush with beaten egg or milk.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C and cook for about 50-60 minutes .
  10. When cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before cutting into slices and serving.

Preparation of the Easter loaf with the Thermomix

  1. Chop the lemon zest for a few seconds at speed 9 and set aside. Dissolve the yeast in a glass of milk. Pour the flour, sugar and the glass of milk in which you dissolved the yeast.
  2. Mix for 20 seconds at speed 4 then add the rest of the milk, the eggs, the grated lemon zest, the oil, the vanillin, the salt and the butter. Work for 30 seconds at speed 5 and one minute in ear mode. If necessary, repeat the operation.
  3. Let it rise for 3-4 hours then add the soaked and squeezed raisins to the dough before proceeding with cooking as indicated in the previous recipe.

Alternatively we advise you to try the Easter scarcelle or all our other typical Easter desserts !


We advise you to keep the sweet Easter loaf for about 3 days away from humidity or to freeze it (already divided into slices): in this way it will last a few months .

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