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Greek Celebration Bread

I chose the Christopsomos version of Greek celebration bread. It’s a sourdough/yeast bread with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ¬†cloves, orange and almond extracts, honey, ¬†golden raisins, dried cherries (from our own trees!), and toasted chopped walnuts. I also added some orange zest to enhance the orange flavor. The loaf was interesting to make, since I followed the instructions and baked it in the traditional shape. I think I added too much flour; the dough was fairly slack at first and I overcompensated. Next time (and there will be a next time!) I’ll go for a higher hydration dough, which should result in a more moist loaf. No matter – it was an excellent breakfast bread. My parents especially enjoyed it.

The dry ingredients




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