BBA Challenge: Christopsomos (Greek Christmas Bread)

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Even though it was originally intended for Christmas, this is a bread I would gladly bake any time of year. The BBA Challenge bread for this week was Artos, Greek celebration breads, and I chose the fruited Christmas version, Christopsomos. My family adored this orange and spice flavored bread, and I can easily imagine making a delicious bread pudding or French toast with this loaf.

For more bread inspiration, check out the BBA Challenge photos in the BBA Challenge Flickr photo group.

Andrea's Recipes - BBA Challenge: Christopsomos (dough)

Andrea's Recipes - BBA Challenge: Christopsomos (boule)

Andrea's Recipes - BBA Challenge: Christopsomos (shaped)

Andrea's Recipes - BBA Challenge: Christopsomos (baked)

Andrea's Recipes - BBA Challenge: Christopsomos (crumb)

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  1. Annetta says

    I am Italian and my husband is Greek. I enjoy cooking and am learning and cooking the Greek foods we both really enjoy. This year, we purchased Christmas bread loaves from the church. I would like to know if they should be stored at room temperature or refrigerated. Bought several to take to homes for Christmas celebration. Thanks. Annetta

    • says

      Hi Annetta. I’ve only made the Christopsomos one time, though am planning to make it again next week, so this is a guess on my part. If you don’t cut it, it should keep for a few days at room temperature, but beyond that, I would wrap it well and refrigerate it.

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