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                          KOULOURES (EASTER BREAD)
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Greek
                 Holiday
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       pk           Dry yeast
      1/2   c            Warm water
      1/2   c            Boiling water
    1       t            Cinnamon -- ground
      3/4   c            Sugar
    3                    Eggs
      1/4   c            Butter -- melted
      1/2   c            Warm milk
    1       t            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.
   
   SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, sometime in the
   early 1970s. Typed for you by Nancy Coleman.
  
 
 
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