Tsoureki (Greek τσουρέκι) is Greek Easter Sweet Bread. This rich brioche-like breads (often braided) are known by various different Greek names that represent three major holidays for Greeks: Easter, Christmas and New Year’s.
This festive bread uses milk (instead of water) for kneading the flour, eggs, sugar, yeast, butter, and flavoring agents which can be either cardamon and mahleb, or cardamon and Chian mastic. The butter is added after the kneading is done: the dough is stretched like a cord, wetted with molten butter, folded and stretched out again, wetted, folded and stretched out until all the butter is incorporated. The result of this technique is that the baked bread separates easily into strands. A good tsoureki is soft, moist and fluffy, yet stringy and chewy.
We offer our Tsoureki Easter Bread all year long. It’s great as French Toast, toast with butter or just as it is.
Call us at 214.943.1887 to arrange for shipping or reserve yours for pickup while they last. Contact Joanna or Mary Anne for more information.