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  • Serves: 2 Loaves

Kouloures (Easter Bread)

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Category: Breads, Holiday, Greek

 Ingredients List

  • 1 pk Dry yeast
  • 1/2 c Warm water
  • 1/2 c Boiling water
  • 1 ts Cinnamon; ground
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 c Butter; melted
  • 1/2 c Warm milk
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 5 c Flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 Egg yolk; beaten
  • Sesame seeds
  • 5 Eggs; hard-cooked; unshelled
  • -and dyed red


Soften yeast in warm water and set aside. Combine boiling water and
cinnamon; set aside. Combine sugar and eggs; beat well. Add melted butter
to egg mixture and beat again. Skim off 1/4 cup clear cinnamon water and
add along with yeast and milk to egg mixture, blending well.

Combine dry ingredients and add to batter; knead dough until smooth and
elastic, about 10 minutes. Shape dough to fit into 2 greased 8 inch round
pans; crisscross 2 strips of dough over each loaf.

Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.

Brush loaves with beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at
350 degrees for 25 minutes or until brown. Push dyed eggs into bread
immediately when loaves are removed from oven.

you by Nancy Coleman.

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