Top 6 Lithuanian Bread Recipes

Lithuanians love bread -- from dark, dense ryes to moist potato breads and sweet egg breads. They are present at every meal and the variety is staggering. Here are some of the more well-known recipes.

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    Lithuanian Bacon Buns - Lasineciai
    Lithuanian Bacon Buns - Lasineciai. Flickr by Cal222

    Bacon buns or lasineciai, like kugelis, are a national food of Lithuania. This soft roll dough is stuffed with a cooked bacon-onion filling and can be served hot or at room temperature.

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    Lithuanian Easter Bread - Velykos Pyragas
    Lithuanian Easter Bread - Velykos Pyragas. Flickr by Ballad of Yoko

    This bread is similar to Christmas bread without the poppy seed topping. It's served on Easter morning along with colored hard-cooked eggs which everyone knocks together to see whose is the strongest.

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    Lithuanian Fruit Bread - Vaisiu Pyragas
    Lithuanian Fruit Bread - Vaisiu Pyragas. © 2009 Barbara Rolek

    As much bread as it is cake, Lithuanian fruit bread or vaisiu pyragas is loaded with either glaceed fruits or mixed dried fruits, nuts, and raisins. The dough is spread with butter and cinnamon-sugar, rolled and baked. It's moist and delicious.

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    Lithuanian Potato Bread - Bulvinis Ragaisis
    Lithuanian Potato Bread - Bulvinis Ragaisis. © 2009 Barbara Rolek

    Lithuanian potato bread or bulvinis ragaisis is a moist bread with a yellow-colored crumb that stays fresh for days. It's as good with soup as it is with butter and jam.

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    Lithuanian Easy Dark Rye Bread Recipe
    Lithuanian Easy Dark Rye Bread Recipe. © 2009 Barbara Rolek

    This hearty Lithuanian rye bread recipe or rugine duona comes together quickly because no sourdough starter is required. It's a dense, moist, hearty loaf that makes a great grilled cheese sandwich!