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Greek Easter Bread

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Greek Easter Bread has a moist taste. The flour and eggs gives the Greek Easter Bread Energizing taste.
Ingredients
  Lukewarm milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  All purpose flour 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 2 Tablespoon
  Hard boiled eggs 4 , colored red
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/4 Cup Plus 1 Teaspoon)
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Eggs 2 , beaten lightly
  Grated orange peel 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Egg 1 , beaten with 2 teaspoons water and a pinch of salt (For Egg wash, To Beat With Water And Salt)
  Water 2 Teaspoon (For Egg wash)
  Salt 1 Pinch (For Egg wash)
Directions

Proof yeast with 1/2 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon sugar for 15 minutes or until foamy.
In a bowl combine remaining milk, eggs, orange and lemon peels, salt, remaining sugar, and butter.
Stir in 5 1/2 cups flour, or enough to form a soft but not sticky dough.
Transfer to floured surface and knead, incorporating more flour if necessary, for 8 to 10 minutes or until smooth.
Form into a ball, put in a buttered bowl and turn it to coat with butter.
Let dough rise, covered with plastic wrap and a dish towel, for 1 1/2 hours or until double in bulk.
Punch down, divide into three, and form each third into a rope about 18 inches long.
Braid the ropes and form braid into a round, pinching the ends together.
Transfer to a buttered baking sheet and arrange eggs in braids.
Let the loaf rise, loosely covered, for 3/4 to 1 hour or until almost doubled in bulk.
Brush loaf with the glaze and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake in a 375° F oven for 45 minutes or until it sounds hollow when the bottom is tapped.
Transfer to a rack and let cool.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Party

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