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Greek Easter Bread

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a very nice bread to serve anytime of the year not just at Easter. My mother always made this at Easter time, and I was finally able to get the recipe out of her. Now I want to share it with you. This recipe makes 2 loaves."
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Ingredients

3 h 45 m servings 312
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 loaves)

Directions

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  1. Mix 2 cups flour and yeast together in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Stir milk, butter, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan; heat and stir over medium-low heat until the mixture is smooth and the temperature is between 90 degrees F (32 degrees C) to 100 degrees F (37 degrees C).
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, add eggs, and beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to high and beat for 3 minutes more. Add 1 cup flour and 3 tablespoons orange juice to the mixture; mix on high for 3 minutes more.
  4. Fit the mixer with a dough hook. Add remaining flour to the mixture; beat with dough hook until the flour is completely incorporated.
  5. Grease a glass bowl. Put dough into the bowl. Let dough rise until doubled in volume, 1 to 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  7. Punch dough down. Divide the dough into two halves. Split each half into three even pieces, roll each piece into a cylinder, and braid into loaves. Put loaves onto a baking sheet. Let rise, about 1 hour.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until the middle is baked, 25 to 30 minutes.
  9. Stir confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon orange juice together in a bowl; brush onto the tops of the loaves.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 312 calories; 6.7 31.2 28.4 40 202 Full nutrition

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Great recipe. Moist and really good. It would be great with or without the glaze. I recommend letting the bread cool before eating it, and letting the glaze set, or the texture is a bit too m...

I am the one who submitted this recipe. Not sure why it doesn’t say to make the loafs, then let rise again. The website changed up my recipe. Also do not over bake this! Also, the first rise sho...