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About this recipe: Tsoureki, the traditional Greek Easter bread, has a wonderful flavour and aroma that comes from using two spices – mastic and mahleb. The bread is traditionally shaped into braids either as a loaf or into a wreath. Sometimes the red-dyed, hard-boiled eggs are placed onto the bread – the dye symbolising the blood of Christ and the egg itself symbolising new life. The dough requires two risings so make sure you leave plenty of time before they are needed. Greek Easter falls this Sunday and we hope to be heading into London to meet up with family for the service and a big family picnic. If you're wondering why the Greek Easter falls on a different day, it's down to it following the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian.