YIELD:
serves 15-20
ACTIVE TIME:
30 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
2 hours

 

A Greek Christmas tradition, Christopsomo translates as “bread of Christ.” 

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes
  • 4-5 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp anise
  • 1/2 cup walnuts crushed 

Directions

  1. Boil the potatoes and mash them.
  2. In a bowl mix all the ingredients and knead until you form a non- sticky dough.
  3. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough and form two balls. Take a piece from each ball to use it for decoration. Put the balls in two baking dishes.
  5. The pieces you put aside, divide them in half and mix one part with 2 tbsp cocoa powder. 
  6. Take one piece of the dough and one from the cocoa dough and make two long ropes. Then braid them. 
  7. Brush the dough in the pan with some beaten egg so that the 2 types of dough don’t stick together.
  8. Then place the 2 braids over it in the shape of a cross.
  9. Decorate as you wish with the remaining dough. Add some chocolate chips. 
  10. Cover and let them rest until double the size ( 30 minutes).
  11. Preheat the oven to 380oF.
  12. Bake for an hour.

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