* Note: A fruity spice available at Greek food stores. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in milk. Stir in 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside for 1 hour. Meanwhile, steep mahlepi in 1/2 cup simmering water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Strain, and discard mahlepi. Let cool. Add mahlepi infusion, butter, and five eggs to yeast mixture, and combine thoroughly. Add orange and lemon zest. Sift in flour, sugar, and salt; stir with a wooden spoon until dough is formed. Knead dough in bowl until smooth, about 10 minutes. Form dough into a ball, and transfer to a lightly buttered bowl. Cover, and let rise for 2 hours. Punch dough down, and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into six equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a rope, about 15-inches long. Tightly braid three ropes together, beginning in the middle. Repeat with remaining three ropes. Tuck a red egg into the first and last plait, using a small piece of dough coiled around each egg to hold in place, if necessary. Place each loaf on a buttered baking sheet, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and set aside to rise for 1 hour. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush bread with egg wash, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Transfer to oven, and bake until golden, 50 to 60 minutes. Makes 2 large loaves. Cuisine: "Greek" Source: "Martha Stewart Living -
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (4751g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 2919 (26%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 324.4g||432 %|
|Saturated Fat 139.2g||696 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 104.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 37.2g|
|Cholesterol 7562.5mg||2327 %|
|Sodium 2857.4mg||99 %|
|Potassium 5195.8mg||137 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 1747.1g||514 %|
|Dietary Fiber 34.6g||138 %|
|Sugars, other 1712.5g|
|Protein 360g||514 %|
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Calories per serving: 11289
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