EASTER BREAD FROM SICILY
Pupo con l'uovo
7 cups flour
MIX the flour, sugar, shortening and baking soda in a large bowl, then form a well in the center of it.
ADD the milk to the mixture a little at a time while mixing until you have a firm dough, Kneed until smooth and elastic.
LET the dough rest for 1/2 an hour.
PREHEAT oven to 390 degrees F.
DIVIDE into 6 portions. Take a portion of the dough and roll out in a circle to a between 1/8 and 1/4" thick, about a foot in diameter.
PLACE a hard-boiled egg in the center of the rolled out dough folding it over itself in such a way that the egg remains in the center of the dough. Do the same with the rest of the dough (all 6 eggs).
FORM a circle with the dough-enveloped eggs so that they are touching each other. Shape the edges.
BAKE for 15 minutes.
CHECK for doneness. Bake longer if not baked through.