This is a favorite bread of Greeks and non-Greeks. It is great even for another day besides Pasca. It works great as French toast as well. Not a diet bread though!
Combine milk, sugar, and butter in a saucepan over low heat and warm to 112 degrees F (44 degrees C). Remove from heat. Stir in yeast and wait for mixture to bubble.
Place flour in a large bowl. Add yeast mixture, whole eggs, egg white, chopped almonds, apricots, orange zest and juice, lemon zest, and mahlepi. Mix together. Knead dough until well mixed, adding extra flour if necessary until dough is only slightly sticky. Set dough aside until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Combine egg yolk and 1/4 cup milk in a bowl and place in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Knead risen dough to expel bubbles and divide into 2 equal parts. Divide each half into 3 equal balls. Roll each ball into a rope about 18 inches long. Braid 3 ropes to make a loaf and tuck the ends underneath and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining 3 ropes to form a second loaf. Brush egg yolk mixture on top of each loaf and sprinkle with slivered almonds. Brush again with egg yolk mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven until loaves are brown and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom, about 40 minutes.
Per Serving: 474 calories; protein 12.9g; carbohydrates 82.2g; fat 11.1g; cholesterol 70mg; sodium 62.9mg.
Eat good breakfast to start the day had become a good habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sugar hit from the fruit wakes me up and gives me power to make on the morning. The sweetness is often vilified as the evil of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and make keep you feel full longer, and less likely grab a side food out of the street food before lunchtime.
Make fruit a morning habit is easy . Easy as put the sweetness in your refrigerator next to the milk or on the table next to your cereal bowl , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll find it. Before you eating the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.
Giving your body a bit of sweetness in the morning is good to move your healthy body for the 24 hours and insert important element to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continue supply of sweetness in the way of process glucose, counting at to around 120g daily. There is also essential evidence to backup the idea that a diet high in fibre can reduce your risk of a count of of cancers. And of course, you well-being from all the other supplement and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you powerfull and healthy.