Greek Christmas Bread

Recipe by JackieOhNo
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READY IN: 1hr 55mins
YIELD: 1 loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Make Quick Yeast Dough.
  • Remove stems and cut figs into quarters. Place anise seeds in food processor fitted with steel blade; process 1 minute. Add figs, walnuts, sugar, orange zest, and an ise extract; process with on/off pulses until evenly chopped. Add raisins and process just until combined.
  • Roll out dough on lightly floured surface into 18x4-inch rectangle. Turn dough so that one long edge faces you. Spread filling over dough, leaving 1/2-inch border on each edge. Brush edges with water. Starting at one long edge, roll up at a slight angle so that one end is tapered and the opposite end is wide. (Loaf will be slightly horn-shaped.) Place loaf seam side down on unreased baking sheet. Twist dough, then starting at wide end as the base, roll dough upward into snail-shaped coil. Tuck tapered end into coil.
  • Cover loaf with lightly oiled plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until doubled, 25 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Brush loaf lightly with water. Bake 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake loaf 20 minutes longer. Transfer bread to wire rack and let cool slightly.
  • Brush honey over warm bread. Cut into 10 equal slices.
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