Greek Easter Vegan Tsoureki!!
1 c warm water
1/3 c white sugar
1 package yeast
1/4 c butter flavored crisco oil (or vegetable oil)
3 c flour
Zest of one orange
1/2 t ground anise
1/2 t ground masticha (opt.)
Place all the ingredients, in order, in the bread machine and set to basic 2 lbs loaf.
Set the bread machine to dough so it can rise.
Once it’s done rising, divide the dough into three sections and on a floured surface form a braid.
Place dough onto cooking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
FYI: The best part is that you can eat this all through lent!!