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Greek round sweet bread – 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.

Greek round sweet bread – Tsoureki


  • In a mixer’s bowl add the water, the yeast, and whisk well.
  • Add the flour and -ideally- you should set the mixture aside for 30 minutes until the yeast is activated. 
  • Add the butter in a frying pan and let it melt. Make sure it does not burn. Transfer to a bowl.
  • In the bowl add the orange zest, the vanilla extract, the honey, the eggs, and the salt.
  • In a mortar and pestle add the mahlab, the mastic, the cardamom, the sugar, and crush them well. Transfer them to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients and whisk well.
  • Transfer the mixture to the mixer’s bowl and beat with the hook attachment at medium-high speed for 7-10 minutes.
  • Once there is an elastic dough, add the rest of the butter, and keep beating at medium speed for 3-4 minutes, until it is incorporated into the dough.
  • Transfer to a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it double in volume for about 30-90 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 3 pieces and roll them out into 40 cm strips. Combine the three strips on their one edge and braid them. Combine the other edge to shape it round.
  • Transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper, cover with a dish towel, and let it rise for another 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Brush the egg white, sprinkle with the almonds, and bake for 20-30 minutes.
  • Let it cool and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
19 %


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)
23 %

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)
43 %

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)
20 %


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)
17 %


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)
18 %


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)
2 %


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

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