Recipe for easy and delicious tsourekia
The buns need time to succeed, so don’t rush.
Ingredients for 8-10 buns
8 whole eggs + 2 yolks
2 cups milk
1/2 kg margarine
1 cup seed oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 orange juice and orange zest
8 g of mahalepi or 1 sachet
8 g of kakoule or 1 sachet
For the beer yeast porridge
200g fresh yeast
1 cup lukewarm water or milk
Step 1. Dissolve the yeast with warm water or milk and slowly add 1 cup of flour. Mix the dough with a whisk and cover for 1 hour.
Step 2. Take a large bowl and put in the flour, make a puddle in the middle and add the vanilla, salt, mahalepi, kakoule and zest with the oranges.
Step 3. Beat the eggs with the sugar well in the mixer and gradually add the orange juice.
Step 4. In a saucepan melt the margarine together with our oil or you can melt butter
Step 5. Heat the milk on its own as long as our hands can withstand it
Step 6. Now we will pour in the bowl with the flour, the yeast, after the mixture with the milk, the milk is lukewarm and from the pot with the margarine or oil a little more than half.
Step 7. Knead well in a circle and always from the inside out
Step 8. At the end, add the rest of the margarine with the oil from the saucepan and continue the kneading.
Step 9. Cover with a grease sheet and wrap our basin with a bag and put a blanket on top. Leave the dough for 2 hours to rise.
Step 10. Open, knead again and let it rise for another 1 hour.
Step 11. We knit the buns with whatever design we want and let them rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
Step 12. Beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon of nun’s milk and spread on our buns. Pour almonds or sesame seeds on top
Step 13. Bake at 170c, in the air , until it’s golden-brown for about 35-45 minutes depending on the design we want to create.
Where to watch out for
If we want to see if our buns are baked, we pierce them with a skewer stick.
When we take the buns out of the oven, it is good to wrap them with a transparent film after 15 minutes, so they will be kept fluffy.
You can also make beer yeast porridge with milk instead of water.