Step 6: Form the Baskets
- Place a dyed egg into the braid and push down. As the dough rises, it will envelope the egg slightly.
- Repeat with remaining dough to make second loaf. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
- Beat reserved egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water; brush over loaves.
- Sprinkle with colorful sprinkles, if desired.