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Choereg (Armenian Easter Bread) Recipe

Choereg (Armenian Easter Bread) Recipe

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How To Make Choereg (Armenian Easter Bread)

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Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour and 10 minutes



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
  • 1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground mahlab (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (for topping)


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm milk and let it sit for 5 minutes until foamy.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, ground mahlab (if using), ground cardamom, and ground nutmeg.

  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the melted butter, beaten egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, and yeast mixture.

  4. Mix well until a soft dough forms.

  5. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic.

  6. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.

  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  8. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into 4 equal parts.

  9. Roll each part into a long rope shape and twist it into a braid.

  10. Place the braided breads on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  11. Brush the tops of the breads with beaten egg and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

  12. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the breads are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped.

  13. Remove from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack before serving.


  • Calories : 346kcal
  • Total Fat : 12g
  • Saturated Fat : 7g
  • Cholesterol : 92mg
  • Sodium : 195mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 50g
  • Dietary Fiber : 2g
  • Sugars : 12g
  • Protein : 9g
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