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A Lucky Armenian Chorag Recipe for Easter

Armenian ChoragPhoto by Kankana Saxena
Armenians bake a sweet chorag, a braided bread, for Easter. As with any family recipe, particularly one with such a rich history, there are many variations in technique and in tradition. The bread could be a single braided loaf or small individual rolls. Home cook and blogger Robyn Kalajian says that her recipe for chorag, one that she has been making all her life, came from a family friend. The recipe has a delightful combination of spices: anise, fennel, ginger and mahlab (ground cherry pits, found in Middle Eastern stores). “Whenever I make chorag, I think of past family Easter gatherings when it was customary to have relatives from both sides of the family crammed around the dining room table, talking and laughing. Colorful Easter eggs, Armenian string cheese, cured olives, dried Armenian meats — basterma and chor mees — fresh fruit and Armenian coffee rounded out the menu. Many of the elders are gone now, but this memory will never fade. I continue to serve this Easter menu every year even if it’s just for my husband and me,” she says.

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