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Easter bread

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Kumquat ("fortunella", "kinkan") is the fruit of some citrus plants secreted into a special subgenus of Fortunella.
A small exotic fruit of orange or orange-yellow color, resembling a small orange in appearance.

How to make Greek Easter bread

Step 1

Sift flour

Sift flour through a sieve.

Step 2

add sugar and all the yeast

Make a funnel in flour and place a spoonful of sugar in this funnel, 2 tbsp. l warm water and all the yeast. Mix with a little flour.
Put in a warm place for 5 minutes to activate the yeast.

Step 3

prepare kumkavat

While our dry yeast is coming, we will prepare kumkavat.
Rinse thoroughly, remove seeds and cut into small pieces.

Step 4

grate lemon zest

Grate the lemon zest on a medium grater.
Try not to touch the white part of the lemon, we only need a yellow layer.

Step 5

Pour in warm milk

In a bowl, put flour, sugar, kumquat cubes, lemon zest, candied fruit and soft slices of butter. Pour in warm milk (not hot).
Add half a teaspoon of chopped anise.

Step 6

knead the dough

Now you can knead the dough.
Knead the dough and leave it in a warm place for 3 hours.

Step 7

Divide the dough into four parts

Divide the dough into four parts, three flat and the fourth a little more.
Roll each part (3 smooth) into a long sausage.
All three parts need to be rolled out so that they get the same length.

Step 8

Weave a pigtail

Weave a braid out of these three parts of the dough.

Step 9

From the fourth part make a sausage

From the fourth part, make the same sausage so that its length is equal to the length of our pigtails.

Step 10

flatten on top

Flatten a little on top.

Step 11

make 5 funnels for an egg

From above, make 5 funnels in order to insert boiled eggs into them.

Step 12

Insert the eggs in the funnel

Insert the eggs in the funnels and let the dough stand for 20 minutes.

Step 13

Grease bread with egg yolk

Grease bread with egg yolk mixed with a tablespoon of water.

Step 14

Sprinkle with sesame seeds

Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake in the oven at a temperature of 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Step 15

replace boiled eggs with colored ones

When the festive bread is cooked, boiled eggs can be replaced with painted Easter eggs.

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