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Tsourekia (Greek Easter bread)

Bread, buns & biscuits
Cook time: 0 min.
Servings: 5 pcs

Ingredients for Tsourekia (Greek Easter bread)

optionalHard-boiled colored eggs
Sesame seeds
0.5dlWarm water
0.5dlMilk
0.5dlYogurt (plain)
0.75dlSugar
1Fingertip salt
12Eggs (tag 3 egg yolks from)
2500gWheat flour
3packagesYeast
500gButter

Instructions for Tsourekia (Greek Easter bread)

To prepare the Tsourekia (Greek Easter bread) recipe, please follow these instructions:

Dissolve yeast in hot water and add flour to a coherent dough. Cover the dough and allow it to rise to double size.

In the meantime, gently mix butter and sugar for approx. 20 minutes. Then mix the eggs, except the 3 egg yolks that have been taken. Mix the flour, yogurt and milk in the egg / sugar mixture, and then mix it with the yeast mixture. Add additional flour until the dough does not stick and is soft and elastic. Cover the dough and allow it to rise to double size.

Turn the dough down and allow it to rise to double size again. Form the loaves of braided rings or in a baking form. Let them raise to double size.

Brush with egg yolks. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake at 180 ° C for 30 min. Until the bread is golden. The breads are light, sweet and delicious.

tips:
Following the Easter traditions, put through red-colored, cooked boiled eggs into the braided dough before the third lift.

Note: The recipe can easily be halved.

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