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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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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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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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Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island

Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: High

Season: Summer/Autumn

Greek: Melitzanes papoutsakia apo ti Lesvo

This is a very tasty dish!

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Hunkar begendi

Hunkar begendi

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Time: 1,5 hour

Difficulty: High

Season: All seasons

Greek: Kokkinisto kreas me poure melitzanas

Hunkar begendi is a Turkish dish and means literally “Sultan’s Delight. It is well known in Greece and cooked by the Greeks in Constantinopolis.

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Easter cookies with cheese

Easter cookies with cheese

Difficulty: Easy

Season: Spring

Greek: Koulourakia me tyri

Recipe by: Toula Geka, Mesohori – Larisa

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