Archive for December, 2015

Vasilopita with mahlep

Traditional Vasilopita with mahlep and mastic

Serves/Yields: 2 rounded baking pans of 25 - 30 cm diameter

Time: 3 hours

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Winter

Greek: Vasilopita

This recipe is provided by a friend of Greek-Recipe.com, Nikos Lymberopoulos. He enjoys cooking as much as we do and every year he follows this recipe to prepare the traditional New Year’s Eve cake (aka Vasilopita). This one has the scent of Tsoureki (Easter bread) because it has Mahlep.

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Kourabiedes

Kourabiedes Greek Christmas Butter Cookies

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Winter

Greek: Kourabiedes

(Source:http://jaynes-greek-recipes.4t.com). Kourabiedes and melomakarona are the most popular Greek Sweets cooked on Christmas.

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Melomakarona

Melomakarona

Serves/Yields: approx. 80 pieces

Difficulty: High

Season: Winter

Greek: Melonakarona tis Sias

Author’s note: These cakes are traditionally served at Christmas. Unlike other recipes for melomakarona, these are soft and not dipped into syrup. Syrup is poured over them.

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Broccoli soup

Christmas Eve Broccoli Soup

Serves/Yields: 6 persons

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Autumn/Winter

Greek: Soupa broccolo

A tasty soup, a nice solution for your Christmas eve menu. Source: Menu magazine, November 2000

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Melomakarona

Melomakarona

Serves/Yields: 48 servings

Season: Winter

Greek: Melomakarona

Author’s note: These cakes are traditionally served at Christmas.
This recipe comes from my neighbor, Andonia. I have a distinct
memory of her beating the oil and sugar into the flour until it
dissolved using her middle finger and forefinger as a beater –
though a spoon will do.

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