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Easy Greek sweet bread - Tsoureki

  • Vegetarian Diet

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Easy Greek sweet bread - Tsoureki


  • In a bowl, combine 200 g of flour with the sugar, yeast, orange zest and salt.
  • Heat the milk, water and butter in a saucepan until the mixture becomes lukewarm but make sure it doesn’t heat up too much.
  • Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until completely combined.
  • Add the 2 eggs and continue whisking. Transfer mixture to a working surface and add the rest of the flour. Knead until you create an elastic dough.
  • Knead for 10 minutes. You can also do this in a mixer, using the hook attachment.
  • Transfer dough to a bowl lightly brushed with oil, cover with plastic wrap and set it aside to rest for half an hour.
  • Divide the dough into 3 equal parts. Create long roll with each piece of dough, about 1 meter long. Connect one end of each together and create a braid and then a wreath.
  • Transfer to a 30x40 cm baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Cover with a towel and set aside in a warm place so it can rise.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Beat the egg yolk with a little water to make the egg wash and brush over the surface of the dough.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool completely before decorating with boiled eggs in various places around the wreath.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
15 %


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)
12 %

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)
21 %

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)
18 %


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)
14 %


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)
15 %


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)
8 %


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)
9 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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