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Tsourekia for Greek Orthodox Easter

Happy Easter Everyone!
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This is my 1st attempt of making Tsourekia, a traditional Greek treat for Easter. I found an excellent recipe from Kopiaste.org.  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!!


Comments

  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! :-)

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

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  3. This looks awesome. Great job.

    http://leascooking.blogspot.com/search/label/Cakes

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  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.

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  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!

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  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 :-)

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  7. Now this looks like a wonderful Easter treat

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

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  9. PS...happy Easter to you, too!!!

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  10. Happy Easter to you Efty! beautiful pastry!

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

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  12. 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!

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

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

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

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  16. 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!

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    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?

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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.

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

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