No need to wait until Easter to enjoy tsoureki, the traditional Greek egg bread often eaten on the holiday. Stella’s Bakery makes it year-round, and it often sells out before noon. The beautiful braided loaves—sprinkled with sliced almonds and spiked with mahlepi, a spice made from the ground kernels of cherry pits—taste like a sweeter sister of challah. Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea, it can also be used to make smashing French toast.
Stella’s Bakery, 11510-D Rockville Pike, Rockville, 301-231-9026, www.stellasbakeryonline.com