Celebrate Easter with this traditional Greek Tsoureki, a delicious sweet bread flavoured with orange and decorated with chocolate Easter eggs.
The ingredient of Greek Tsoureki
- 1/4 cup lukewarm milk
- 7g sachet active dry yeast
- 2 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Pinch sea salt
- 50g butter, melted
- 1 egg, plus 1 extra, beaten
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed aniseed, or vanilla extract
- 1/2 orange, zest grated
- 6 medium sized chocolate Easter eggs
The instruction how to make Greek Tsoureki
- In a jug, combine milk and yeast. Add a few teaspoonfuls of flour to make a paste. Cover and set aside in a warm place to rise. Lightly grease 2 oven trays.
- In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar and salt. Add yeast mixture, butter, egg and combined water, aniseed and zest until well combined.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead well for about 10 minutes, adding remaining flour until mixture becomes a pliable dough. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (about 1 1/2 hours).
- Punch dough down and divide into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into three 20cm ropes. Braid 3 ropes into a plait and press ends together to form a circle. Repeat with remaining ropes.
- Place loaves on trays. Cover with a clean cloth, and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk. Preheat oven to moderate, 180C (160C fan-forced).
- Brush each ring with beaten egg. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and hollow when tapped on the underside. Cool on trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve topped with a chocolate egg and decorated with ribbon.
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