Food & Drink

Portuguese sweetbread

The photographer: Samantha Stevens of Roseville

Behind the lens: My Portuguese grandmother made sweetbread every Easter. Especially for the kids, she made what she called Easter baskets. Shown here are a traditional round loaf, a dinner roll, and the Easter basket made by forming a mound of dough in which she placed a hard-boiled egg and crisscrossed two braids of dough across the top. I follow her tradition for my grandchildren.

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