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    Tsourekia- Greek Easter Bread

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 35 mins

    2 hrs

    35 mins

    ** Poppy **'s Note:

    Loaves are light, sweet and delicious.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    loaves

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water.
    2. 2
      Add a teacup of flour and beat the mix with a towel and place it in a warm place to rise.
    3. 3
      Slightly heat the milk, the sugar, the butter and the orange rind and place them in a bowl.
    4. 4
      Add the yeast, the eggs, beaten, and the flour, stirring constantly.
    5. 5
      Make sure the dough is neither too soft nor too tough.
    6. 6
      Cover this dough with a towel and let it stand in a warm place for about an hour and a half.
    7. 7
      When the dough has doubled in size, knead it again by hand and shape plaited breads.
    8. 8
      (Traditionally for easter, red colored hard cooked eggs may be pressed into the braided bread) Brush the breads with 2-3 beaten egg yolks and bake them in a medium oven for about 30-35 minutes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tsourekia- Greek Easter Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (2133 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3552.6
     
    Calories from Fat 1032
    29%
    Total Fat 114.7 g
    176%
    Saturated Fat 65.2 g
    326%
    Cholesterol 887.0 mg
    295%
    Sodium 911.2 mg
    37%
    Total Carbohydrate 549.5 g
    183%
    Dietary Fiber 16.9 g
    67%
    Sugars 152.4 g
    609%
    Protein 79.2 g
    158%

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