Tsoureki is a celebratory sweet bread, much like panettone, that is traditionally made in Greece as a braided loaf for Easter but has become so beloved that nowadays you can find it in pastry shops throughout the year.
This is a variation for the chocoholics among us with Dutch cocoa powder in the dough and filled with dark, milk and caramelised chocolate pieces, distributed all over the fluffy crumb. Once baked, it is glazed with a cardamom-infused syrup and sprinkled with miniature pearls of dark, milk and white chocolate coated around tiny toasted biscuits.
The Melíanthos tsoureki is naturally leavened with a special sourdough starter which delivers amazing flavour, structure, and prolonged shelf life.
It takes 3 days for each tsoureki to be made, from the moment the starter is first fed to the moment this exquisite delicacy comes out of the oven.
Fragrant cultured butter, fresh whole milk and free-range eggs are mixed together in the dough along with unique spices. Greek masticha, mahleb and cardamom, along with Madagascan vanilla and zest from organic oranges create a unique taste profile that makes each tsoureki a truly festive delight.
Enjoy it on its own, with your tea or coffee, not to mention a hot chocolate!
Each tsoureki weighs 640g before baking and makes for 12 generous portions. It is shipped in a beautiful gift package. Available all-year-round.
Allergens: Wheat, Eggs, Milk, Soya. This product is made in a kitchen where various nuts, sesame, soya, dairy and eggs are handled. View detailed ingredients and storage instructions.
Suitable for vegetarians.