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About Greek Orthodox Easter: Everything You Need to Know

Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha, is the most important religious feast of the year, with customs and traditions that have been part of Christianity for two thousand years. The 40-day period of Lent before Easter (Πάσχα-Pascha), the solemnity of Holy...

Tsoureki Rolls Recipe

Tsoureki Rolls, the raisins and cinammon filled Greek sweet bread rolls are usually prepared in Greece for Easter, but are great throughout the year. Here's the recipe: Ingredients; for the bread; • MILK 500 ml / 17 fl oz • YEAST POWDER 30...

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...

Why Greeks Make Tsoureki at Eastertime

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet yeast bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday, and eat on Easter Sunday. Early in the morning on Holy Thursday throughout Greece, women start kneading the dough for the tsoureki. Some bakers...

Greek Baking Up Guinness Record

Tsoureki is a sweet, fluffy Greek bread associated with Easter traditions, when it is made and consumed in great quantities. Traditionally it is home-baked on Holy Thursday. This Easter, on the Greek island of Lesvos, confectioner Vassilis Pantazis will prepare...