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LOOKING for: Reliable sweet yeast bread recipe...

shambo
15 years ago

that's got a lot of eggs and milk in it. I'm trying to make Greek Easter Bread. It's the one thing none of my relatives have a recipe for, so I'm using a well-reviewed recipe from AllRecipes. Its on the first rise now, but I found the dough awfully sticky & difficult to knead.

The recipe called for 2 cups of milk, 2 packets of yeast, 1-3/4 cups sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, and 8-9 cups flour. Is the stickiness just typical for such an eggy bread? Or is there a special technique I should be using?

Greek Easter bread is similar to a very rich & very sweet challah. The only unique characteristic is the use of a spice called mahleb. I finally ordered the mahleb online and really wanted to try my hand at making the bread. I thought maybe some of you have a better basic recipe that I could use, just adding some of the special spice.

Thanks for your help.

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