Welcome to Good Cooking, A Mouthwatering Site on the Internet!

Logo
CATEGORIES
Category Listing

A to Z Listing

Appetizers

Barbecue

Low Fat

Kid's Recipes

Sandwiches

Homemade

Desserts

HOME
RECIPE FOR GREEK TRINITY LOAF
Title:Greek Trinity Loaf
Category:Bread
Sub-Category:Easter
Greek Trinity Loaf

Makes 1 loaf.

This traditional Greek Easter bread acquires its name from its shape. According to Greek tradition, the bread is cut when the entire family is seated at the Easter table. Each person receives one thin slice from each of the three loaves.

3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (divided)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 packages RapidRise or fast-acting yeast
1 teaspoon anise seed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water (70 to 80 degrees F)
1/3 cup butter or margarine, cut up
2 whole eggs plus 1 separated egg (divided)
1 cup golden raisins

In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, anise seed and salt.

Heat water and butter until very warm (120 to 130 degrees F); stir into dry ingredients. Stir in 2 eggs, 1 egg yolk (reserve egg white) and enough remaining flour to make soft dough.

Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

To shape and bake dough: Remove 1/2 cup dough; reserve. Knead raisins into remaining dough; divide into 3 equal pieces. Form each into smooth ball; arrange on greased baking sheet in the shape of a 3-leaf clover.

Divide reserved dough into 4 equal pieces; roll each into 10-inch rope. Place 2 ropes side by side; twist together, pinching ends to seal.

Repeat with remaining ropes.

Arrange twisted ropes on 3-leaf clover in the form of a cross, tucking ends under. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 to 60 minutes.

Lightly beat reserved egg white; brush on dough. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Bake bread for 30 to 35 minutes or until done, covering with foil after 10 minutes to prevent excess browning.

Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

Bread machine method: (For 1 1/2- or 2-pound bread machines.) Using 3 1/4 cups bread flour and 3 teaspoons rapid-rise or fast-acting yeast, add ingredients to bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer. Process on dough/manual cycle.

When cycle is complete, remove dough to floured surface. If necessary, knead in additional flour to make dough easy to handle. Proceed as directed above to shape and bake dough.

Calories: 205 per 1 of 14 slices (10% from protein, 65% from carbohydrate, 25% from fat) Protein: 5 grams; Total fat: 5.8 grams; Saturated fat: 3.1 grams; Cholesterol: 57 mg; Sodium: 225 mg; Carbohydrate: 33.9 grams; Dietary fiber: 1.5 grams

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit



 

RECIPE SEARCH ENGINE

To Search---First choose a Category from the drop-down list below, enter an ingredient name or the name of a recipe your'e looking for in the Search Box. Click the Search Button! Search Results will come from the Category you Selected.

Choose Recipe Category

And Search it by an Ingredient.







Search Everything!

POPULAR RECIPES
Basil Shrimp

Cajun Wings

Tartar Sauce

Mac and Cheese

Tuscan Lamb

Texas Chili

Almond Pear Cake

Cheese Ball

Dakota Bread

Jerk Paste
BACK TO START
PAGE or HOME
Recipe Start Page

www.goodcooking.com
SITE INFORMATION
Contact
Privacy Policy
  Copyright © 2017 goodcooking.com/recipe - Developed by goodcooking.com
Use of this website is subject to our Terms and Conditions.
All service marks, logos and trademarks belong to their respective owners