Yield: 1 loaf
Traditionally, eggs dyed bright red decorate the Greek Easter bread called tsoureki, but you can use undyed eggs, if you like. The spices in this bread can vary regionally, and the southern region, particularly the islands, uses a spice called mahleb. Mahleb is ground cherry seeds, but the flavor has complex herbal and nutty notes, akin to almond, fennel, and anise.
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This looks like a good recipe but there is a part that doesn’t make sense. The recipe starts by saying to mix 1c flour with yeast and water and let rise. Then the direction is to mix eggs, butter etc with two cups flour. When does the flour & yeast mixture get incorporated ?
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