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Greek Vegetarian Sweetbread - Tsoureki

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.


We would like to thank our member Gianni Papoutsi for this wonderful recipe.

For the yeast mixture:

  • Combine all of the ingredients for the yeast mixture in a bowl. Let it rest and rise for 20-30 minutes, at room temperature.

For the mastic:

  • Beat the mastic drops in a blender along with 1 tablespoon sugar, until finely ground.

For the dough:

  • Beat the vegetable oil, orange juice and sugar in a mixer, until the sugar melts.
  • Add the orange zest, mahlab, ground mastic, vanilla and some salt. Stir just to combine.
  • Add half the flour and the yeast mixture that has risen. Knead.
  • Add the remaining flour and knead until it absorbs it all and you create a soft and elastic dough.
  • Cover the dough for 1-1 ½ hours to let it rise.
  • Shape the sweetbread into braids and place them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Cover and allow them to rise for another 30 minutes, at room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • In a small bowl, combine the honey with a small amount of water and brush over sweetbreads. Sprinkle with some almonds.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.


You can fill the sweetbread before baking. You can add ground dark chocolate couverture or raisins or marmalade or tahini and honey filling.

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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
17 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
16 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
11 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
19 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
12 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
13 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
0 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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