Tsoureki (Sweet Greek Easter Bread)

37 mins (prep 2, cooking 35)
11 ingredients
2 servings
This recipe was passed down to me from my Greek aunt. Traditionally the bread was made exclusively for Easter celebrations and had red-dyed hard boiled eggs nestled in the braids of the loaf. Nowadays the bread is popular at breakfast and is served all year round, without the hard boiled eggs.

Categories:  technique , <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , seasonal , greek , spring , time-to-make , holiday , european , easter , grains , heirloom~historical , breads , healthy , vegetarian , from-scratch ,
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Serving Size (511.96 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 1981.13 Calories from Fat 546.84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 60.76g 186.94%
Saturated Fat 34.35g 343.53%
Trans Fat 1.94g %
Cholesterol 169.24mg 112.83%
Sodium 1898.02mg 158.17%
Total Carbohydrate 319.45g 212.96%
Dietary Fiber 29.05 g 232.42%
Sugars 120.86 g %
Protein 57.57g 230.26%
Vitamin A 1638.59IU% Vitamin C 10.83mg%
Calcium 824.86mg% Iron 10.07mg%
*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:
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