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Tsourekia for Greek Orthodox Easter

Happy Easter Everyone!
This is my 1st attempt of making Tsourekia, a traditional Greek treat for Easter. I found an excellent recipe from  My friend Ivy creates wonderful recipes and she was the only one I could trust on this.

I changed a few ingredients though. Instead of using chestnuts I used Nutella and walnuts, in two of the four Tsourekia.  The other two are plain. I used 6 small eggs, 3/4 of a cup of anise tea, orange zest and evaporated milk. And by the way I forgot to sprinkle sugar on top of Tsourekia before I baked them.  The cooking time was half an hour and the taste is SUPER!!!

I think  I will make Tsourekia more often. They are incredibly delicious! Thanks Ivy for sharing this recipe with us. Have a Happy Easter!!


  1. This looks really tasty...I've never heard of it before!! Nutella and walnuts sound good! I've just made an identical looking loaf which is plaited that I will post tomorrow, however it is Brioche! :-)

  2. Your Tsourekia looks really good!
    I don't think I've ever tasted it but I'd looooooooooove to
    Happy holiday!

  3. This looks awesome. Great job.

  4. Christos Anesti. Thank you for trying my recipe and I am really glad you liked them. They are so perfect for breakfast and this morning I had a piece of the savory one but also a large slice of the one I made with nutella. I am leaving the third one for dessert :) Both were perfect but next year when making flaounes I urge you to try the savory one as well.

  5. These look fantastic, you did a wonderful job with the braiding. I am surprised to read that this was a first attempt, obviously you have been hiding away your talent for bread-yum! The change with the Nutella really sounds like a great twist. Impressive post Efty!

  6. A belated Happy Easter to you too! Haven't been on here for a while so busy and this was the first recipe I opened. Looks wonderful can't wait to try, you have good friends :-)

  7. Now this looks like a wonderful Easter treat

  8. Oh, my...besides delicious, these loaves are absolutely gorgeous!! Beautifully done, my friend!

  9. Happy Easter to you Efty! beautiful pastry!

  10. These look so good Efty...I love the walnut and Nutella combo one :-)

  11. That is beautiful--and I'm sure it was delicious with the Nutella. Wish I were better at making braided breads, because I'm envious of yours!

  12. Looks luscious! Reminds me of potica, the traditional Slovenian yeast bread we make for holidays.

  13. Belated happy easter E! your tsourekia looks gorgeous!

  14. Girls Efti's Tsourekia look great, smell great and tast great, believe me!!!!

  15. That looks delicious.....It's 4:00 am in the morning and I am hungry. Or rather the looks of the food makes my belly churn.... Great psychology!

    1. I just got bad news and I immediately notice that my impulse control is in confusion because I dont know whether I am at a loss for appetite or if I want to run to my fridge to try and find something to make me feel better so emotionally I haven't even come to a definite coping device yet...any one have this happen to them?

  16. i am happy i found your website these are amazing recipes that will go great with my bbq main meal. i need to stop looking my mouth is watering!

  17. This cannot be your first attempt as it is so mind blowing in its look and baking. Hats of to you for such a tasty treat.

  18. These look fantastic......!!!!!!you really did a good,good Job!!!!!!!:)!!!!!


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