The best recipe for a greek tsoureki! Who does not like this sweet bread? Who can imagine Greek Easter without the freshly baked tsoureki on the table?
Try it for breakfast, snack or for a french toast greek way! It is perfect and very nutritional for kids.
Greek tsoureki is a traditional sweet bread made especially for Easter time. Varieties can be found under various names around the world. The original word, comes from the Turkish çörek, which means any dough containing yeast.
The specific mom to daughter recipe for this tsoureki was given to us by our dear friend Nina. After the endless years of experience , she shared with us all the secrets to achieve the perfect fluffy fragrant tsoureki that everybody will adore.
The best advice for a greek tsoureki fluffy:
Make sure that the yeast is fresh!
The buns are alive! They have their own character and we have to be really patient to get the best result. Do not be in a hurry! Now a days, tsourekia with various fillings or coatings have become fashionable. In this case, let the imagination run wild. But I would really like to say that I love the the original recipe. Traditional Easter buns are plain, without of course underestimating the rest of the varieties.
Tsoureki is made with butter, which contains saturated fats, the over-consumption of which is mainly responsible for obesity, the increase of the level of bad cholesterol in the blood as well as for heart diseases. Many buns are made with margarine, rich in polyunsaturated vegetable oils, which, however, with hydrogenation, are converted into trans fats, which are also associated with increased cholesterol and heart disease.
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