What is tsoureki?

What is tsoureki?

Tsoureki (pronounced tsoo-REH-kee) is the traditional bread of Greek Easter. It is a rich yeast braided bread flavored with orange and a delightful spice called mahlab (also called mahlepi ), which is ground from the pits of wild cherries.

What is the best tsoureki for Easter?

The best tsoureki! A greek style brioche, tsoureki is the perfect Easter bread. 1/4 teaspoon ground mastic gum (optional) The egg wash: 2 egg yolks plus 2-4 tablespoons milk Combine the starter ingredients together in the bowl of a tabletop mixer. Whisk and set aside for 10 minutes to activate the yeast.

Should I save flour when making tsoureki?

But, it’s best to save a cup of the flour and add it at the end if the dough seems too sticky. Hello Dimitra, I made tsoureki for the first time using your recipe and can I just say, “WOW!”

Is it possible to make tsoureki at high altitude?

I’ve been making tsoureki for many years and it was always a hit or miss. When I moved to a high altitude state, it became even more difficult to have the dough rise properly. I tried your dryer method for both rise times this year and am truly amazed at how well it worked. My bread came out beautiful and delicious!

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