Kouloures (easter bread)
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Kouloures (easter bread)
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:46:27 AM. Recipe ID 6726. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Kouloures (easter bread)
 Categories: Breads, Greek, Holiday
      Yield: 2 Loaves
      1 pk Dry yeast
    1/2 c  Warm water
    1/2 c  Boiling water
      1 ts Cinnamon; ground
    3/4 c  Sugar
      3    Eggs
    1/4 c  Butter; melted
    1/2 c  Warm milk
      1 ts Baking powder
    1/2 ts Salt
      5 c  Flour (all-purpose)
      1    Egg yolk; beaten
           Sesame seeds
      5    Eggs; hard-cooked; unshelled
           -and dyed red
  Soften yeast in warm water and set aside.  Combine boiling water and
  cinnamon; set aside.  Combine sugar and eggs; beat well. Add melted
  butter to egg mixture and beat again. Skim off 1/4 cup clear cinnamon
  water and add along with yeast and milk to egg mixture, blending well.
  Combine dry ingredients and add to batter; knead dough until smooth
  and elastic, about 10 minutes.  Shape dough to fit into 2 greased 8
  inch round pans; crisscross 2 strips of dough over each loaf.
  Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
  Brush loaves with beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until brown. Push dyed eggs
  into bread immediately when loaves are removed from oven.

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Recipe ID 6726 (Apr 03, 2005)

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