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Greek Easter Bread Recipe


Atkins Greek Easter Bread
6.5g
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Style:Mediterranean/Greek
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Difficult
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.

18.2g

Protein

11.6g

Fat

2.9g

Fiber

207.9kcal

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large Egg (Whole)
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1 pkg (2.5 tsp) Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 1/2 cup Whole Grain Soy Flour
  • 4 oz Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder (Sodium Aluminum Sulfate, Double Acting)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 large Egg Yolk
  • 1/4 cup Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup, sliced Almonds

DIRECTIONS

  1. For eggs: Hard boil eggs then place them in a stainless steel bowl large enough to hold them in a single layer. Bring 1 cup water, 1 tbsp red food coloring and vinegar to a boil.  Pour over eggs; let sit 5 minutes or longer until egg shells absorb color. Remove eggs from bowl and set aside on a rack to dry.
  2. For bread: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Activate the yeast by sprinkling onto 1/2 cup warm water and allow to foam.  Set aside.  Place soy flour, wheat gluten, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Mix together 1 cup warm water, yeast water, melted butter, egg yolk, sugar substitute, orange rind and cinnamon. Add to flour mixture blending with a spoon to form a soft dough. Knead by hand one 1 minute. Press dough into a 6x8 rectangle, then cut lengthwise into 3 strips.  Roll each strip into a rope measuring about 22-24. Working directly on the baking sheet, braid the strips. Shape braid into a 10- to 12- diameter circle.
  3. Tuck eggs into braid, spacing evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise one-two hours or until doubled in bulk.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F, about 15 minutes before dough finishes rising. Gently brush dough with remaining egg white (from the yolk) and sprinkle with almonds.
  5. Bake 45-50 minutes, until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.  Makes 12 servings.

Cooking Tip

We love the idea of customizing this recipe to make it your own! If you add any ingredients, just be sure to keep an eye on net carbs.

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)

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