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Brioche-like Sweet Bread (aka "Tsoureki")

Archontikon Tsoureki - a brioche-like sweet bread made with a soft, spicy scented and extremely chewy dough.


Grupa Težina / Zapremnina Proizvod
Archontikon Tsoureki 3.000 gr Base ingredients
Water (cool) 1.000 gr Base ingredients
Yeast 240 gr Base ingredients
Granulated sugar (optional) 50 gr Base ingredients
Butter (optional) 100 gr Base ingredients
Ovex Powder-ZK (egg wash replacer) Extra ingredients


Use the spiral hook to mix all ingredients together at low speed for 3 minutes and then switch to high speed for 5-7 minutes until you get a well developed, stretchy dough (Dough temperature: 33-34oC).

Allow the dough to rest for 5 minutes either in the mixer’s bucket or by placing it on your working surface.

Cut the dough into 500-560 gr portions (half a kilo end product).

Round up the cut dough and allow it to rest for 10 minutes either by proofing or by leaving it on your working surface, covered with a plastic sheet.

Divide each piece into two parts, mould into long, thin shapes and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Continue by moulding into a braided loaf.

Proof (±35oC with moistness) for 60 minutes.

Coat with Ovex Powder-ZK (egg wash replacer) or with egg wash.

Bake at 160-170oC without steam for 35 minutes. Make sure to keep the damper open.

Brioche-like Sweet Bread (aka "Tsoureki")