How to Make 'Mraqqad' Beinoise Easter Bread🇱🇧

A leavened bread prepared before the Easter lent. Traditional in Lebanon among the orthodoxe community. It has Greek accent. Mehlepi and mastica. The flavores of bread offered in church..my childhood.

How to Make 'Mraqqad'  Beinoise Easter Bread🇱🇧 Recipe
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Traditional stamps. If one has them but I will form the breads by hand. It is not easy to get the stamps

Traditional stamps. If one has them but I will form the breads by hand. It is not easy to get the stamps

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The ingredients

The ingredients

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Dilute the yeast in warm milk and leave to froth (20 mins). In the meantime measure flour. Add spices.  Add the sugar . When yeast is ready add it over the flour

Dilute the yeast in warm milk and leave to froth (20 mins). In the meantime measure flour. Add spices. Add the sugar . When yeast is ready add it over the flour

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Grind spices and add to the flour

Grind spices and add to the flour

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Add the sugar. Mix

Add the sugar. Mix

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Mix and make a well

Mix and make a well

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After 20 mins. The milk with yeast is bubbly

After 20 mins. The milk with yeast is bubbly

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Add the milk/yeast. To the flour and mix until they come together.  Add the melted clarified butter. (Ghee) Knead for 1 min. Not more. Cover and let 2 hrs.

Add the milk/yeast. To the flour and mix until they come together. Add the melted clarified butter. (Ghee) Knead for 1 min. Not more. Cover and let 2 hrs.

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This will be the texture. Very buttery and already flaky

This will be the texture. Very buttery and already flaky

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Cover and let stand for at least 2 hrs. This dough will not double in size. So don't worry

Cover and let stand for at least 2 hrs. This dough will not double in size. So don't worry

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I have done few the traditional way

I have done few the traditional way

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After 2 hrs. Put on the oven on 165Form the cookies and put on lined trays. Bake 18-20 mins turning at half time... Line the trays with second trays.

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After all I prefer this way of forming the breads

After all I prefer this way of forming the breads

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Ingredients

500 Grams Flour 
200 Grams Clarified butter 
150 Grams Sugar 
200 Grams Milk 
1 Teaspoon Mehlepi 
2 Teaspoons Fennel seeds 
1 Teaspoon Mastica (optional) 
10 Grams Yeast (bakers yeast) 
Or 1 sachet instant 11g 
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