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Greek Tsoureki (Easter Bread)

 
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Buttery and delicious!

Yield

36

servings

Prep

5

hrs

Cook

40

min

Ready

6

hrs

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 cup milk
½ cup butter, unsalted
1 package yeast, active dry
½ cup sugar
granulated
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
beaten
5 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
grated
5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
sifted
1 x butter
melted
*
1 x eggs
hard boiled, red-dyed
*
¼ cup almonds
slivered
*
2 tablespoons sugar
granulated

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine the milk and butter over medium heat and scald.

Stir until the butter melts, then pour into a mixing bowl.

When lukewarm, sprinkle in the yeast, and with fingers or a heavy spoon gradually stir in the ½ cup sugar until it dissolves.

Then add the salt, eggs 3 tablespoons of the orange juice, and the orange rind, stirring continuously, and gradually add half the flour until the mixture begins to bubble.

Continue adding flour gradually by hand; the dough will be sticky, but should not be stiff.

Flour your fingers lightly and knead for 15 minutes.

Place the dough in a large buttered bowl, brush the dough with melted butter, cover, and place in a warm area to rise until doubled in bulk (approximately 2 to 3 hours).

Punch the dough down and divide into 2 parts.

Divide each half into 3 parts and roll each into a long rope about 10 x 2 inches.

Braid the three ropes together; pinch to seal the ends if leaving long, or join together to form a long round loaf.

Repeat with the other half of the dough to make a second tsoureki.

Place in large baking pans or on a cookie sheet, cover, and let rise until doubled in bulk (approx.1½ hours).

Meanwhile, prepare the glaze by mixing the remaining orange juice, remaining sugar, and the almonds in a small bowl.

Bake the tsourekia in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and with a pastry brush glaze the tops and sides of loaves.

Return to the oven and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes until the color is a rich and shiny chestnut.

Note: If using the Easter eggs, tuck them into the center when you shape the loaves, leave until loaves have doubled and bake them with the loaf.

After baking, though lovely, the eggs will be inedible.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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, United Kingdom
 9 months ago

its peng

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 38g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 11425% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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