Armenian Easter Bread

Recipe by manushag
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 2-3 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve yeast in warm milk in Kitchen Aide.
  • Add sugar and melted butter.
  • Beat eggs and add, along with salt, ground mahleb and nigella.
  • Add flour gradually, one cup at a time until dough comes away from sides of bowl.
  • Knead 10 minutes until shiny and no longer sticky.
  • Place dough in oiled bowl, turn to coat outside with oil and cover. Put in a warm place to rise until doubled.
  • Divide into two or three balls.
  • Divide each ball into three and roll out with your hands to three long ropes.
  • Pinch all three ends together and braid loosely. Pinch ends and tuck under.
  • Cover and allow to rise again until doubled.
  • Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds or chopped blanced almonds.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in preheated 375 degree oven.
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