Easter bread (Tsoureki)

Easter bread (Tsoureki)

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Traditional Greek Easter bread, Tsoureki is a sweet, rich, buttery Easter bread that's traditionally made for this special holiday.
Calories: 4281


  • 2 1/3 lb flour
  • 1 teacup butter
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teacup sugar
  • 1/2 teacup milk
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1/2 teacup lukewarm water


  • Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water. Add a teacup of flour and beat the mix. Cover the mix with a towel and place it in a warm place to rise. Slightly heat the milk, the sugar, the butter and the orange rind and place them in a bowl.
  • Add the yeast, the eggs, beaten, and the flour, stirring constantly. Make sure the dough is neither too soft nor too tough. Cover this dough with a towel and let it stand in a warm place for about an hour and a half.
  • When the dough has doubled in size, knead it again by hand and shape plaited breads. Brush the breads with 2-3 beaten egg yolks and bake them in a medium oven for about 30-35 minutes.
Calories: 4281 kcal
Carbohydrates: 817 g
Protein: 146 g
Fat: 37g
Saturated Fat: 10 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 984 mg
Sodium: 408 mg
Potassium: 1600 mg
Fiber: 32 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 1502 IU
Vitamin C: 16 mg
Calcium: 329 mg
Iron: 54 mg
Cuisine Greek
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