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Greek Holiday Loaf

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This Greek Holiday Loaf is versatile ! Decorate this potato loaf according to desire for any festival- for Easter decorate with eggs and for Christmas decorate with walnuts and candied cherries. So you have one base recipe for two great holidays. Try this Greek Holiday Loaf and feel free to express yourself here.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (105-115F)
  Unsalted butter 1
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  Egg yolk 1
  Boiled potato 1 Medium, mashed
  Flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1 , beaten
  Hard cooked eggs 2
  Walnuts 1 Tablespoon
  Candied cherries 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm milk. Set aside for 5 minutes. Mix butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs and egg yolk. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add yeast mixture to sugar mixture. Add potato and enough flour to make a soft dough.
3 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Shape into loaf and place in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
6 Cover; let rise until double€”about 45 minutes.
7 Brush top with beaten egg yolk. (At Eastertime, garnish with dyed eggs; at Christmas, garnish with walnuts and candied cherries.) Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 45€”60 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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