Although not as common as its cousins, Easter Tsoureki and New Year’s Vasilopita, certain parts of Greece do celebrate the Christmas holiday with a special bread called Christopsomo, which translates literally to “Christ’s Bread.”
The bread fares more predominantly in towns and villages in northern Greece, where intricate decorations are rolled in dough shapes and placed on top of the bread, including boats, flowers and trees.
In almost all cases, the bread is baked on Christmas Eve and eaten on Christmas Day.
Have a look at Akis Petretzikis’ recipe on his popular Greek food website, Akis’ Kitchen.
The complete recipe and instructions is here.
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