11 Eastern European Easter Bread Recipes

After the strict fasting of Lent, an explosion of "forbidden" foods appears on the Eastern European Easter table.

There is no better example than these slightly sweet yeast bread full of butter, sugar and, sometimes, cheese.

A staggering number of eggs, a symbol of fertility, rebirth, spring, and the Resurrection figures prominently in them. Their names are often some form of the word paska, which means "Easter."

In addition to an Easter bread, some countries also make a molded...MORE cheese dessert. Check out these other Easter Bread Recipes Around the World.