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Kokoretsi

Kokoretsi

Season: Summer

Greek: Kokoretsi

This is a traditional meze of the Greek Easter.

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Easter bread

Easter bread

Serves/Yields: 1 bread

Difficulty: High

Season: All seasons

Greek: Tsoureki

It might be called easter bread but tsoureki is baked all year round.

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Easter Midnight Soup

Easter Midnight Soup

Serves/Yields: 6 persons

Season: Spring

Greek: Magiritsa

Magiritsa is the soup that Greeks break their 40 days fasting with after the midnight liturgy on Easter Saturday.

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Red easter eggs

Red easter eggs

Serves/Yields: As many as you boil

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Spring

Greek: Kokkina paschalina avga

One of the nicest Greek customs is the use of red eggs for the Easter celebration. It is unthinkable to set an Easter table without them, for they add to the celebration and happy atmosphere. (From www.recipesource.com)

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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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