Thursday, 28 November 2013

Tsoureki sort of

For the dough
1 1/2 cup of warm milk
4 table spoons sugar
20 gramms dry yeast
3 eggs
orange zest
200 gramms melted butter
800 gramms flour
For the stuffing
100 gramms  melted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 table spoon of cocoa

Put in a bowl the milk, the sugar and the yeast. Let it sit for 10 minutes so the yeast rises. Transfer the mix to a large bowl, add 4-5 table spoons of flour and stir with the mixer. While mixing add gradually the eggs, the the orange zest, the butter and last the flour. Mix until it becomes a dough and let it rest for one hour in a warm place. Open the dough in a rectangular shape and smear with the melted butter. Mix the sugar and cocoa and then sprinkle the dough with the mix, roll it and put it in a cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes on 180oC.

It's not exactly a tsoureki, more like a mix between a cake and a tsoureki! The cocoa and sugar mix will melt in the oven and create these chocolaty waves, since the dough is not sweet at all it makes a nice balance. Be aware that it will rise when baked so pick a large cake pan, mine was small and it spilled from the sides, not that I minded they were super tasty little bites :-)

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  1. Yummy yummy!!! I want do eat it right now! :)

    1. haha Eli I know! I have to stop myself from cutting a slice every time I pass through the kitchen :-)