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Tsourekia (Greek Easter Bread)


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Bread

  • 200 g Milk
  • 80 g fresh yeast
  • 250 g sugar
  • 750 g bakers flour, Can use up to 800g
  • 5 pieces ground mastiha, optional
  • 1 sachet ground mahlepi, or 1 tsp
  • 4 eggs, large/extra large
  • 150 g Butter, softened

topping

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten for egg wash
  • 50 g flaked almonds, for decoration (optional)
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    1h 30min
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Recipe's preparation

    Bread
  1. In a small bowl place 100g of milk (lukewarm), yeast, 1 tsp sugar, and 3 tsp flour.


    Mix with a fork until yeast has dissolved then place in warm spot for 10 minutes until


    you see bubbles forming. (Place in an oven on the lowest setting when weather is


    cold)


    Place sugar in bowl along with mastiha and mahlepi and mill for 1 minute on speed 10.


    Add remaining ingredients except the flour and cook for 3 minutes at 37ºC on speed 6.


    Add the yeast mixture and flour and mix for 5 seconds on speed 6.


    Set dial to closed lid position and knead for 2-3 minutes until dough is formed.


    Can add a small amount of extra flour if needed but dough needs to be slightly sticky.


    Place in bread mat or bowl with glad wrap and put in warm place until dough has doubled in size.


    Form dough into plaits (makes about 10, depending on size wanted) and baste with egg.


    Can add flaked almonds on top at this point if you like. Allow to rise for


    10 minutes or longer for better rise then place in a cold oven, turn to 180ºC for approx. 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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  • Hi Kristina, this is

    Submitted by Helen Vogiatzakis on 10. March 2016 - 17:57.

    Hi Kristina, this is definirely to capacity and makes up to 10 depending on what size you prefer. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Hi Eleni,  Can you please

    Submitted by kdemetriou on 8. March 2016 - 00:08.

    Hi Eleni, 

    Can you please tell me how many Tsourekia this recipe makes? Is it at capacity in the bowl or can it be doubled? 

    Thank you, Kristina

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  • Happy New Year to you too

    Submitted by Helen Vogiatzakis on 1. January 2016 - 20:29.

    Happy New Year to you too Eleni and I'm so thrilled you liked it!!!  Love your name also. tmrc_emoticons.;)  xx

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  • Happy new year Xronia

    Submitted by Elenikat on 1. January 2016 - 18:03.

    Happy new year Xronia Polla.

    Helen I have to say I thought my mothers Tsoureki was the bomb..........Until

    I made yours! OMG even my 83 year old mother ( who never likes anything ) mentioned how good it was. As good as hers only to be corrected by my children claiming it was Better!.

    Thank you so much, what used to take me hours of prep and clean up took no more than 15 Minutes - bonus it was so much better than the ones I used to make.  THANK YOU THANK YOU.

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  • I'm thrilled you loved the

    Submitted by Helen Vogiatzakis on 12. April 2015 - 23:26.

    I'm thrilled you loved the recipe.  Thanks for your lovely comments and Happy Easter to you too. Xx

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  • Hi Maria, so glad your

    Submitted by Helen Vogiatzakis on 12. April 2015 - 23:24.

    Hi Maria, so glad your tsourekia turned out great!  Some of my other Greek recipes online are rizogalo (rice pudding), koulourakia, tarama dip, avgolemono and semolina custard. I have got others but I just haven't managed to put them online yet. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Happy Easter Helen, I've just

    Submitted by botch on 12. April 2015 - 08:21.

    Happy Easter Helen, I've just made your tsoureki.  It was so easy to make and looks and smells so good.   i made the plait and then joined the two ends.  It made an enormous ring but is a perfect size for our family.  I've always bought one from our local Greek bakery, not any more.   Thanks so much for your recipe.

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  • Hello, Just made your

    Submitted by mimi_9_9 on 10. April 2015 - 01:56.

    Hello,

    Just made your tsourekia recipe, Which was similar to my moms, and they turned out great.  So much easier in the Thermomix.   Can you tell me what other greek recipes you have?

    Thanks,

    Maria

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  • Pleasure Christine.

    Submitted by Helen Vogiatzakis on 21. April 2014 - 12:15.

    Pleasure Christine.  Thermomix is definitely a god send at these times!!! tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I love Cinnamon Monika.

    Submitted by Helen Vogiatzakis on 21. April 2014 - 12:15.

    I love Cinnamon Monika.  Great idea! tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Delicious tsourekia, thanks

    Submitted by Christine E on 20. April 2014 - 22:23.

    Delicious tsourekia, thanks Helen for the recipe!  It's the first Easter that I've had my Thermomix to make the tsoureki dough and was therefore able to use it to grind the mastiha - what a pleasure!

     

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  • This was great!! The only

    Submitted by MonikaT on 16. April 2014 - 12:55.

    This was great!! The only thing that I did differently is add a bit of cinnamon to give it a bit of a tang  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Hi Jen, you should be able to

    Submitted by Helen Vogiatzakis on 13. April 2014 - 20:08.

    Hi Jen, you should be able to use sachets.  Probably about 2 sachets should be enough, which is about 3 tsp of dry yeast if you have it in full form.  Good luck. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Hi Helen, Just wondering if I

    Submitted by The Power of Real Food on 13. April 2014 - 19:59.

    Hi Helen, Just wondering if I can use dry instant yeast as i don't have fresh and if so how much?

    Come and join my page to see more of my recipes at The Power of Real Food

    (https://www.facebook.com/The-Power-of-Real-Food-315378415294780/)

     

     

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  • Can't wait to try it.

    Submitted by Sous on 11. April 2014 - 06:59.

    Can't wait to try it.

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  • So sorry everyone, I realized

    Submitted by Helen Vogiatzakis on 2. May 2013 - 17:30.

    So sorry everyone, I realized today that I left a crucial ingredient out of this recipe.  The butter!  I hope it hasn't caused any problems with those that tried it already. My apologies. tmrc_emoticons.(

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  • Me too!  I'll try putting up

    Submitted by Helen Vogiatzakis on 27. March 2013 - 23:23.

    Me too!  I'll try putting up a few more greek recipes in the meantime.   tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Waiting for a greek cook book

    Submitted by Vixellent on 27. March 2013 - 22:46.

    Waiting for a greek cook book to add to  our Therrmomix collections.This recipe included! 

    Thank you for this recipe. 

     

     

     

     

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  • Hi Anniebee, mastiha is

    Submitted by Helen Vogiatzakis on 26. March 2013 - 00:52.

    Hi Anniebee, mastiha is usually found in rock form but is totally optional.  Mahlepi is a must for tsoureki and can be found either ground or in small seeds in which you can ground yourself.  I always find them quite easily at our local european deli.  Anywhere that has greek, serbian or macedonian goods.  Eg kakulas sisters/brothers.  Any continental deli in fact should stock these items.

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  • Hi Helen, can you explain

    Submitted by anniembee on 26. March 2013 - 00:19.

    Hi Helen, can you explain what is ground mastiha and mahlepi & where can you buy them?

    Anniebee!

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