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Tsoureki: Greek Sweet Bread Recipe

Tsoureki, the Greek sweet bread is a favorite delicacy throughout the Christmas and Easter holidays in Greece.

Here’s our recipe:

In a mixer: 6 eggs and 110z/310gr sugar

-Mix for 8 minutes

Add: 2 tsp of Mahlepi and ½ tsp trimmed Mastiha

-Mix for 3 minutes

Add: 1 Lb of flour

-Mix for 3 minutes

Add 8fl oz/235ml of hot milk, 3 fl oz/90ml of melted butter 3fl oz/90ml

-Mix for 2 minutes

Add 1 Lb of flour and 0.5oz/15gr of dry yeast

– Mix for 10 minutes

– Let the dough rise for 1 hour

-Shape into thick rope and then braid together

-Let rise for 45 minutes.

-Place some egg yok on top and decorate with trimmed almonds

-Bake at preheated oven 320°F/160°C for 30 to 40 minutes

Enjoy!