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Tsoureki (Greekstyle Sweet Brioche Bread)
24 steps
Whisk together sugar, flour, yeast and milk. Cover and set aside to activate 10min
1. Whisk together sugar, flour, yeast and milk. Cover and set aside to activate 10min
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Grind the mastic with the salt until it’s very fine
2. Grind the mastic with the salt until it’s very fine
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Whisk together the mastic, salt, mahlepi and cardamom
3. Whisk together the mastic, salt, mahlepi and cardamom
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Whisk the spices and orange zest into the flour
4. Whisk the spices and orange zest into the flour
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Add the flour to the activated yeast
5. Add the flour to the activated yeast
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Along with the sugar, eggs, vanilla & milk
6. Along with the sugar, eggs, vanilla & milk
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Mix with dough hooks on a standing mixer/hand mixer or mix and then knead by hand
7. Mix with dough hooks on a standing mixer/hand mixer or mix and then knead by hand
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Until the dough is smooth, elastic & pulls away from the side of the bowl 8-10min - then add butter
8. Until the dough is smooth, elastic & pulls away from the side of the bowl 8-10min - then add butter
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Very elastic at this point
9. Very elastic at this point
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Scoop out into a greased bowl
10. Scoop out into a greased bowl
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Cover, place in a warm spot & allow to rise & double in size 1 1/2-2 hrs
11. Cover, place in a warm spot & allow to rise & double in size 1 1/2-2 hrs
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Grease hands and transfer dough to a clean surface
12. Grease hands and transfer dough to a clean surface
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Roll into the length of a baguette fold over and repeat 5-8 times (helps develop those layers)
13. Roll into the length of a baguette fold over and repeat 5-8 times (helps develop those layers)
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Cut in half (keep lightly greasing your hands if dough gets sticky to work with )
14. Cut in half (keep lightly greasing your hands if dough gets sticky to work with )
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Cut each half into thirds
15. Cut each half into thirds
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Shape each into a log and then roll out from the middle to make strands
16. Shape each into a log and then roll out from the middle to make strands
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Arrange the three strands side by side - pinch them together on the top and spread the strands out
17. Arrange the three strands side by side - pinch them together on the top and spread the strands out
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And start braiding - not too tight - then pinch ends and tuck under
18. And start braiding - not too tight - then pinch ends and tuck under
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Place on a lined baking sheet and repeat with the rest - set aside in a warm place to rise
19. Place on a lined baking sheet and repeat with the rest - set aside in a warm place to rise
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Brush with egg yolk
20. Brush with egg yolk
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Sprinkle with sliced almonds or sesame seeds & then bake
21. Sprinkle with sliced almonds or sesame seeds & then bake
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Allow to cool for 30 min before slicing
22. Allow to cool for 30 min before slicing
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Recipe makes 2 loaves - 2nd one can easily be frozen or saved to make French toast
23. Recipe makes 2 loaves - 2nd one can easily be frozen or saved to make French toast
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https://www.oliveandmango.com/tsoureki-greekstyle-sweet-brioche-bread-sweet-mahlab-bread/
24. https://www.oliveandmango.com/tsoureki-greekstyle-sweet-brioche-bread-sweet-mahlab-bread/
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