Prepare the sponge: In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of flour with 3 tablespoons of warm milk, add a teaspoon of dry yeast and a pinch of caster sugar. Leave for one hour in a warm place.
In a large bowl, combine half a cup of warm milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, one egg and 50 g of melted butter in the microwave. Add 3 tablespoons almond flour and the contents of one vanilla pod and how to mix things up. Connect with this mass and brew two cups of flour and knead a flexible, docile dough. Roll it into a ball, cover with a towel and leave in a warm place until the ball is doubled.
Divide the dough into two parts, roll each into a «sausage» and blindly tight braid. Cover with towel and let the dough rest in another half an hour. After this brush with beaten egg yolk Tsoureki, sprinkle petals of almond and send in a preheated 200 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Check readiness of a thin wooden skewer.