Since I moved to Atlanta/Marietta almost 6 years ago, I never missed going to the Marietta Greek Festival. When they opened the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church about 4 years ago, I finally bought a copy of their cookbook and a bottle of mastic gum, so I could make the Tsoureki that I love so much. Well, life got busy and I never got around to making it. But everything always has a way of falling into place, and so I am happy that the second Bread Bakers Apprentice Challenge is the Artos.
The dough - pre-kneading
Kneading the dough until it is tacky and subtle
Dividing the dough
Cooling the bread
Artos: Greek Celebration Bread