Pane di Pasqua, Italian Easter Bread, is a fluffy sweet bread traditionally in a wreath shape with brightly colored eggs baked inside.
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. (Hot water from the tap, but no hotter).
***If you are not sure your yeast is good, add 1 teaspoon of sugar and wait 10-15 minutes to let the yeast "proof". If it is not starting to bubble in that time your yeast is bad and the dough will not rise.***
You will need a total of 8 eggs for the recipe: