Of Constantinople Easter the churek
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Traditional Greek Easter pastries, incredibly delicious and flavorful! After her house smells mahlab and mastic. Help yourself!
Ingredients for Of Constantinople Easter the churek
- Yeast - 14 g
- Milk - 250 g
- Chicken egg - 2 PCs
- Butter - 125 g
- Flour - 680 g
- Sugar - 120 g
- Salt - One
- Spices - 8 g
- Mastic - 5 g
- Powdered sugar - 1 tsp.
Step by step instruction of cooking Of Constantinople Easter the churek
In a bowl or shape a bread machine sift flour, add salt and sugar.
Add 2 eggs
Dissolve the yeast in 40 g of warm milk.
Add milk-yeast mixture and remaining milk. Begin to knead the dough.
The next step is butter-kneaded dough. If kneaded by hand, the dough should not cleats.
Mahlab must be crushed. Added to the batter.
Crystals of mastic
Triturated in a mortar with powdered sugar. Send in the dough. Knead for 2-3 minutes, form a ball, cover, leave for 3hours. Or leave it in the bread machine in the mode of "dough".
The risen dough is incredibly flexible, soft and fragrant. Of this amount, it turns out 1 large bread or 2 medium.
Divide the dough into 6 equal parts, if we prepare 2 bread. 3 parts Villepin flagella and put them to one side. Next, weave a normal braid.
Ready churek insert painted eggs and sprinkle with (optional) slices of almonds. Leave churek 1 hour in a warm place, and then gently brush, not piercing the surface with lightly beaten egg. Put into the oven at 160-170 30-40 minutes.