Eastern Sweet Bread-Tsoureki with OLYMPOS kefir



  1. In a bowl, add 150 g of OLYMPOS Milk of Life 3.7%, the fresh yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar,
    100 g flour and mix well, until there are no lumps in the mixture.
  2. Preheat the oven to 100 C set to resistances for 1 minute and then turn it off.
  3. Make sure the grill is not burning and place the sourdough inside for approximately 15-20
    minutes to rise.
  4. In a multi-cutter, add 4 tears of mastic, kakoule, mahlab, vanillin, salt and half of the sugar
    and mix well.
  5. Once they are finely ground, pour them into a bowl.
  6. Add the eggs, 100 g. OLYMPOS Milk of Life 3.7%, OLYMPOS Kefir, zest from 1 orange unwaxed, the rest of the sugar and mix very well.
  7. Put the sourdough inside once it is activated and resume mixing all the ingredients very well.
  8. Add the flour gradually kneading it really well and, if needed, add some extra.
  9. Once you added the flour and you get a pliable dough, start adding gradually and in batches each time the melted OLYMPOS Cow milk butter at room temperature and knead, so that the butter is absorbed each time by the dough.
  10. When you add all of it, shape the dough into a big ball and allow it to rest in the stove , just like the sourdough, until it doubles in size.
  11. Once it gets double in size, count and cut 9 pieces of approximately 200 g.
  12. Cover them with a plastic wrap to keep it from drying out and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  13. After 10 minutes, open the small balls one-by-one in strips and make a braid, with 3 strips in each sweet bread.
  14. Place all 3 sweet breads closely to each other in a baking pan of 25 x 30 cm lined with parchment paper so that they are separated.
  15. Cover them and let them rest until they get double in size.
  16. Once they rise, brush them with an egg and milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  17. Bake at preheat oven set to resistances for 40-50 minutes at 170C. (It is noted that cooking time may change depending on the oven)
  18. As soon as the sweet breads are baked, place them on a grill to cool down.

(Our recipe is for 3 sweet breads)