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Greek Feast Bread

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This Greek Feast Bread is not only for celebrating a Greek festival. Enjoy it for any of your special days too. Try this meringue topped fruit bread let me know if you like it. Your suggestions for this Greek Feast Bread are welcome.
Ingredients
  Milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 3 Tablespoon (105°-115°F)
  Flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Ground mace 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Glaze 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 (Beaten With 1 Tablespoon Water)
Directions

1 Heat milk, butter, sugar, and salt to warm (105°€”115°F). Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
2 Combine 2 cups flour, milk mixture, yeast mixture, and egg in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add lemon peel, mace, and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead in the currants.
4 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top.
5 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
6 Punch down dough. Divide into 3 equal pieces. Shape 3 balls. Place on greased baking sheet to form three-leaf clover. (Leave 1-inch space between balls.)
7 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour. Make glaze and brush on loaf.
8 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 25€”30 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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