Vasilopita (Orange Sweet Bread)
This is a delicious orange sweet bread recipe that has been passed down in my family for several generations. It is a Greek tradition to serve this bread on New Year's morning. A coin is placed in the bread while baking, and when served, the person who finds the coin is said to have good luck for the year. It still makes a wonderful breakfast bread to be served anytime! The aroma that fills your home while baking this recipe is heavenly! It is an all-day process to make this bread, but it is worth it! For Greeks, this is a bread version of Vasilopita, not the dessert cake variety.
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If the mixture doesn't bubble in step 2, it is possible that your water was too hot. You'll have to start over.
Cover bread with aluminum foil in step 9 if it appears to be browning too quickly.