Tsoureki (Greek Easter Sweet Bread)

85 mins (prep 40, cooking 45)
11 ingredients
2 servings
This is a traditional Easter bread served in Greece to break the Lenten fast. It is traditionally braided, with a red-dyed*, hard-boiled egg inserted at one end, and then baked. Beautiful to look at - delicious to eat. Like many yeast breads, these loaves require two risings, so take that into consideration when timing to make them. I like to eat it most at breakfast, with a piece of graviera (a Greek cheese resembling Swiss) and a huge glass of ice-cold milk. A bite of tsoureki; a nibble of cheese; a swallow of cold milk - heaven!!!

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Serving Size (500.98 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 2231.35 Calories from Fat 820.08
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 91.12g 280.36%
Saturated Fat 24.58g 245.75%
Trans Fat 0.99g %
Cholesterol 156.59mg 104.39%
Sodium 2054.83mg 171.24%
Total Carbohydrate 300.0g 200.0%
Dietary Fiber 15.74 g 125.93%
Sugars 277.64 g %
Protein 72.94g 291.75%
Vitamin A 977.33IU% Vitamin C 7.69mg%
Calcium 1925.09mg% Iron 4.99mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bread flour, ground, slivered almonds