Greek Holiday Loaf Recipe

This Greek Holiday Loaf is versatile ! Decorate this potato loaf according to desire for any festival- for Easter decorate with eggs and for Christmas decorate with walnuts and candied cherries. So you have one base recipe for two great holidays. Try this Greek Holiday Loaf and feel free to express yourself here.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexJust Enjoy
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 Active dry yeast1 Tablespoon
 Warm milk1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (105-115F)
 Unsalted butter1
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg yolk1
 Boiled potato1 Medium, mashed
 Flour3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
 Egg yolk1 , beaten
 Hard cooked eggs2
 Walnuts1 Tablespoon
 Candied cherries1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4088 Calories from Fat 1312

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 149 g229.1%

Saturated Fat 74 g369.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1950 mg

Sodium 519.4 mg21.6%

Total Carbohydrates 588 g196%

Dietary Fiber 20.9 g83.7%

Sugars 219.3 g

Protein 105 g210.3%

Vitamin A 99.6% Vitamin C 13.4%

Calcium 47.3% Iron 212.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 Dissolve yeast in warm milk. Set aside for 5 minutes. Mix butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs and egg yolk. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add yeast mixture to sugar mixture. Add potato and enough flour to make a soft dough.
3 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Shape into loaf and place in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
6 Cover; let rise until double€”about 45 minutes.
7 Brush top with beaten egg yolk. (At Eastertime, garnish with dyed eggs; at Christmas, garnish with walnuts and candied cherries.) Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 45€”60 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.