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Milk 180 ml (warm) + 2 Tsp instant yeast
Mix Flour, sugar,mahleb, mastica, salt, orange zest and lemon zest. melt the butter when cold add to lightly beaten eggs. Then add to the milk butter. Now add the liquid to the flour. Knead 5 mins
2 hrs after the dough would have tripled in size. Put it on a floured top. Knead for 1 min cut into 3 parts. Make 3 strands and make a braid.
Leave to rise again
Cover and leave for 2 hrs
The finishing ingredients: the colored egg, slivered almonds for the top and an egg for glazing.
Baste the risen dough with the egg yolk, sprinkle with slivered almonds and re baste over the almonds pressing lightly
Insert the colored egg. Bake in a preheated oven 170 /30 mins
Out of the oven. Leave to cool
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