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Quick Greek sweet bread treat - 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.

Quick Greek sweet bread treat - Tsoureki


  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.
  • Place a pan over heat and let it get hot. Add the butter and let it melt.
  • Cut the sweet bread into pieces and add to pan. Mix and sauté until golden.
  • When ready, remove from heat.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, milk, egg, egg yolks, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract and granulated sugar.
  • Transfer half of the sweet bread to a 25 cm springform pan lined with parchment paper. Add the remaining sweet bread to the mixture and allow it to soak.
  • Chop the couverture into small pieces, thinly slice the banana, coarsely chop the hazelnuts and add them to the springform pan. Add the soaked sweet bread pieces along with the leftover milk mixture.
  • Add the remaining chocolate, banana and hazelnuts.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Check on the sweet in case in needs a little more baking. If it does, lower oven temperature to 160* C (320* F) and bake for another 5-10 minutes.

To serve

  • Cut the sweet into pieces, transfer to a serving plate and serve with caramel ice cream and mint leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
32 %


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)
56 %

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)
90 %

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)
22 %


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)
42 %


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)
24 %


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)
16 %


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)
4 %


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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