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Tsoureki, or Greek Easter bread, is a treat that anyone in the world can enjoy. The red Easter eggs that make this traditional bread so special are for decorative purposes only. Do not eat them.
Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (from two 1/4-ounce envelopes)
1 cup whole milk
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened, plus more for bowl
3 large eggs, lightly beaten, plus 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash
2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 oranges, zested, plus 2 tablespoons juice
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 to 3 cups bread flour
10 hard-boiled eggs, dyed red
1. Combine 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sugar, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment; whisk on low speed to combine. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it registers 110 degrees. With mixer speed on medium-low, gradually add milk to mixer bowl, scraping down sides if necessary. Mix until