• For the bread:
  • 21 oz of plain sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 sachet of bakers yeast
  • 120 ml of water
  • 120 ml of red wine
  • 60 ml of olive oil
  • 30 ml of orange juice
  • 30 ml of brandy
  • Grated and peeled orange
  • 3.5 oz of sugar
  • 5 oz of raisins
  • 5 oz of chopped walnuts
  • 3.5 oz of pine nuts
  • 1 tsp of anise
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of ground cloves
  • ½ tsp of ground nutmeg
  • For the frosting:
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp of sesame seeds

This recipe for Bread of Christ, is a holiday tradition that is considered sacred in the Greek Orthodox homes. This Christmas Eve bread is prepared, with the belief that Christ will come and eat it during the night. To do this, the best ingredients are used can be achieved because the care with which guarantees takes the welfare of the house next year.

See how to make Bread of Christ, a Greek Christmas recipe:
1. Start putting macerated raisins in brandy. Ideally leave macerating at least one hour. In a bowl, mix the yeast with 60 ml of warm water and 2 tsp of flour, stir until dissolved and let the mixture sit for about ten minutes, until bubbly mass.

2. Place the flour in a bowl, make a hole in the center and pour in it the yeast mixture, the remaining water, and also the wine. Mix until a smooth dough. Then add the remaining ingredients and knead until everything is integrated well.

3. Put the dough in a bowl placed in a warm place, then cover with a clean tea towel and let it double in size (about 2 hours). Knead again to remove air. Remove two portions of the dough and with the rest form a pan. With the reserve dough form two long rolls and place them crosing over the bread, dragging the ends out.

4. Place a container of water in a preheated oven at 360°F and introduce the bread. Leave to cook for half an hour at 360°F, then removed the container with water and leave about ten minutes at 400°F, so that it browns. As we prepare coverage, for that we beat honey and lemon juice.

5. When the bread is cooked, take it out of the oven, place it on a rack and paint the surface with the coverage, to make it brighter. Finally, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top and let cool well before serving.

Alright, we finish to make Bread of Christ, a Greek Christmas Recipe, now its time to eat and delight. Click here if you want see more christmas bread recipe.


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