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Greek Braid

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This Greek Braid is my favorite for festivals. Be it Easter or Christmas, you'll simply love this aniseed bread with almonds and sesame seed toppings. Try this Greek Bread and feel free to express yourself about it here.
Ingredients
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Nonfat dry milk 3 Tablespoon
  Aniseed powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped almonds 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Combine 1 1/ 2 cups flour and yeast. Heat water, dry milk, aniseeds, butter, sugar, and salt to hot (120°-130°F). Add to flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
2 Add egg and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
3 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
4 Punch down dough. Divide in thirds; make each into 16-inch rope. Braid.
5 Place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm place 30 minutes.
6 Mix egg and milk thoroughly. Brush over top of braid. Sprinkle with almonds and sesame seeds, then sugar. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 30€”40 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

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

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