Greek New Year's Bread Recipe

Summary

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Ingredients

 All purpose flour6 Cup (96 tbs)
 Active dry yeast1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)
 Grated lemon peel1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Aniseed powder1 Teaspoon
 Milk1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine6 Tablespoon
 Sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Eggs3
 Egg yolk1 , beaten
 Sesame seed2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4333 Calories from Fat 1109

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 127 g194.8%

Saturated Fat 62 g310%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1046.9 mg

Sodium 389.3 mg16.2%

Total Carbohydrates 675 g224.9%

Dietary Fiber 28.3 g113.2%

Sugars 88.2 g

Protein 122 g244.3%

Vitamin A 71.3% Vitamin C 17.9%

Calcium 96.1% Iron 259.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

In large mixer bowl combine 2 cups of the flour, yeast, peel, and aniseed.
Heat milk, butter, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt till warm (115-120°), stirring constantly to melt butter.
Add to dry mixture; add the 3 eggs.
Beat at low speed with mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping bowl.
Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes).
Shape into ball.
Place in greased bowl; turn once.
Cover; let rise till double (1 to 1 1/2 hours).
Punch down; divide in thirds.
Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Shape two parts in flat, 8-inch round loaves.
Place in two greased 9x1 1/2-inch round baking pans.
Divide third part in half; shape into two 18-inch strands.
Twist each like a rope and seal ends to form two circles; place one atop each loaf.
Combine yolk and 1 tablespoon water; brush on loaves.
Sprinkle with sesame seed.
Let rise till double (30 to 45 minutes).
Bake at 375° about 25 minutes.
Remove; cool.
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