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Lambropsomo – Greek Easter Bread #BreadBakers

The lampropsomo is the traditional Greek Easter bread. Braided with three strings of dough that symbolize the Holy Trinity, and tucked into the dough are four red eggs that symbolize the blood of Jesus Christ. This bread is traditionally prepared with an essence makhlep, or is flavored with mastic. I used cardamom to add the aroma and shaped it into a round bread. The bread has a nice crust  and a tender crumb. Just perfect to eat some lamb with. Though it was a bitter sweet time for us at Easter, I did make it a point to celebrate.  My …