I've officially decided that it is straight up summer here in St. George already! I mean it was 82°F today. I think my next recipe may have to be a tasty frozen treat. But, honestly, what is this craziness where I live? Let's just say being pregnant this summer is going to be a doozy. So if there are any mamas reading this, feel to share any tips you have with me for surviving the summer!
Anyhow, do you remember how Jacob and I traveled to the Middle East this past October? During our adventure we visited Athens and Santorini for a couple of days to experience a small taste of Greek culture! And of course it was amazing! I loved enjoying the culture and history, but naturally my favorite part was the FOOD. I've always loved Greek food - gyros, baklava, hummus, dolmades, but there's nothing better than enjoying the real, authentic thing at the little Greek cafes in Athens and Santorini.
Ever since we came home from the trip, I've been dying to share some more Greek recipes with you (hello baklava!) - gyros, hummus, dolmades... I have plans to share each of those dishes with you, but for today I've decided to share something special to celebrate Easter this weekend!
The Easter holiday is the perfect excuse to share a traditional Greek Easter Bread. Greek Easter Bread, or Tsoureki, is as beautiful as it is delicious, plus it has some beautiful symbolism behind it. The three-strand braid of the bread symbolizes the Holy Trinity and the red-dyed hard boiled eggs symbolize the blood of Christ.
The simple dough is made up of just a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand in your pantry. And while the braiding may look intimidating, if you know how to braid hair then you can easily braid bread!
I can guarantee that this stunning bread is sure to be the highlight of your Easter brunch or feast this weekend.
Another Easter recipe to try!