Greek Tsoureki

Greek Tsoureki

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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. 1/4 cup lukewarm milk
  2. 7g sachet active dry yeast
  3. 2 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
  4. 2 tablespoons sugar
  5. Pinch sea salt
  6. 50g butter, melted
  7. 1 egg, plus 1 extra, beaten
  8. 1/3 cup hot water
  9. 1/4 teaspoon crushed aniseed, or vanilla extract
  10. 1/2 orange, zest grated
  11. 6 medium sized chocolate Easter eggs

The instruction how to make Greek Tsoureki

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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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