Festive bread from different countries

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Festive bread from different countries

Bread – one of the main human values. About him compose songs and proverbs, his esteem and respect for each table, life begins with him. And what holiday without bread? For a special occasion and a special bread, holiday – Christmas cakes and Easter cakes, wedding cakes and loaves. Every nation has its own, special traditional bread for the holiday.

Easter wreath (Greece)


Holidays Easter holiday is complete without her, special bread – it is sanctified in the church or home artos cakes. In Greece, Easter bake special bread Tsoureki Easter (Easter wreath), similar in shape with challah or Russian Twist. To bake a real need Tsoureki two mandatory components – mastiha (resin pistachio tree) and mahlepi (nucleoli Mediterranean wild cherry). Therefore, we will try to prepare a congenial Greek Easter wreath, if we can not get the spices.


about 1 kg of flour
5 large eggs
1 1/4 Art. Sahara
300-400 g of butter (melted and cooled)
1 1/2 Art. warm milk
vanillin or mahlepi and mastiha
2 packets of yeast
1 tsp salt
boiled eggs (painted and conventional)
sesame seeds for sprinkling

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How to make:

Dissolve yeast in warm milk, add a little flour and a pinch of salt and knead the brew. Beat the eggs lightly with sugar, melted and cooled butter. Sift all the flour and add the spices.

Knead the dough on a sponge and allow a good approach (about an hour and a half), then knead again and let go again. Divide dough into three (or four) parts. Roll out the dough strands and weave braid. If you decide to make a wreath, then connect the ends of the braids in the ring, and if in the form of bread, then on top of the braid lay fourth harness, bit it unroll.

Coat the surface of the bread with beaten egg or strong sweet tea and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Then generously lubricate the hard-boiled (unpainted) eggs with vegetable oil and a good dent in the dough. Bake about 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove the bread from the oven and replace the colored eggs on. The number of eggs for decoration depends on your desire, one in the center, a few in a circle or along a loaf of bread.

Bulgarian tutmanik

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Tutmanik – is not just a festive bread, this bread with cheese. Tasty and hearty, bring to the table, and in the feast, and how to treat dear guests.


3 eggs (1 yolk for greasing cake)
0.5 Art. sour cream and milk
1 h. L. soda
1 package dry yeast
1 tbsp. sugar spoon
1 tsp salt
700 g flour
100 g butter
350 g of cheese (suluguni, Adygei cheese)

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How to make:

Prepare a brew – Dissolve yeast in warm water with 1 tsp.. sugar and half the flour. When Opara rise cap, knead the dough of all the ingredients (except cheese) and to come. After 30-40 minutes the dough divided into three parts.

Every part of the roll into the reservoir in the form of a rectangle, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with grated cheese and roll into a roll. Each roll cut into crosswise slices 3 cm thick and place them in a greased form at a distance of 1 cm.

Coat the surface of slices with beaten egg yolk, give rise 15 to 20 minutes and bake in a preheated 200 degrees oven for 30 minutes. When ready remove tutmanik from the oven, sprinkle with water and cover with a towel for 15 minutes.

Hala Jewish holiday



Hala – Jewish traditional holiday bread from biscuit dough. The name comes from the name of bread one of the commandments of the Torah, which make when preparing bread dough. Hal is traditionally eaten on the Sabbath. We are challah familiar since childhood, because once it bake almost every bakery and it was not anything more delicious challah poppy with milk – this, festive.


Article 4 -5. flour
1/2 Art. vegetable oil
3 eggs
1-2 tablespoons Sahara
2 tsp salt
50 g of fresh yeast or dry bag
1 tbsp. boiling water
1/3 Art. warm water
1/2 Art. cold water
2 tablespoons pastry poppy

Vegetable oil mixed with salt and sugar, pour boiling water, stir, add cold water and stir once more. Yeast breed in warm water separately whisk 2 eggs and mix with yeast. Then knead the dough on a wooden board, podsypaya flour, until it ceases to stick to hands.

Cover the dough with a napkin and put on a moment in the warm oven and then in a warm place for one hour. Then knead the dough again and divide into 4 parts, and each part of another piece of 3-4. Roll pieces of dough strands and weave their three pigtail. Share loaves on a greased baking tray and allow to come 30-40 minutes. Coat of egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds and bake for 30-40 minutes on medium heat. Finished loaves out onto a plate and cover with a towel for 15 minutes.

Russian wedding loaf


The most festive bread in Russia this wedding loaf – on a long tradition, following the wedding ceremony, they still bless their young roditeli.Chtoby create such a miracle, like a wedding loaf with rosebushes, ears and pigeons need to be an experienced master. And we will try to make your festive loaf – a daisy or gerbera!


3-4 tablespoons. flour
6 tablespoons Sahara
6 tablespoons margarine
4 eggs
1 sachet of yeast for baking
1/3 tsp
100 ml of warm milk or water

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Put the brew of the Doges, milk, salt, 1 tablespoon cup of sugar and flour. When Opara rise, add all the remaining ingredients and knead the dough, podsypaya flour, until it ceases to stick to hands.

Give the dough to come about 1 hour and to cut in the shape of a flower (see. Photo). Carefully lay out the daisy from the dough on a baking sheet and let go 15 minutes. Then lubricate the surface of the yolk or strong sweet tea, sprinkle with poppy seeds middle of the flower and bake in preheated oven until golden brown.

Your guests will be happy about this holiday Karavai!

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