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tomipark

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Koulourakia are braided cookies that are super simple and a Greek classic. They are pretty popular throughout the year and can be found at pretty much any Greek bakery. But they are customary during the winter, and especially for Christmas and New Years. They taste really great when they're dipped in coffee, hot chocolate, tea with milk or pretty much any hot winter drink that you like! Here are some classic recipes I have found online...

 

ladytina

Member
This is actually my favorite Greek cookie for the holidays! I love having it at Christmas, it feels so festive. Someone told me once that they are considered the "celebration" cookie, so I started to serve it at all happy occasions, and for me, Christmas is one of those. It also tastes great with coffee!
 
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kef_john68

New member
I agree! I love koulourakia, as well! This is great anytime of the year, but there is something special about eating it this time of year. I am not sure, but I think my family uses orange zest around Christmas to give it a different flavor.
 
This is actually my favorite Greek cookie for the holidays! I love having it at Christmas, it feels so festive. Someone told me once that they are considered the "celebration" cookie, so I started to serve it at all happy occasions, and for me, Christmas is one of those. It also tastes great with coffee!
I know! For me, I actually like to dip my koulourakia in mulled wine! I drink mulled wine during the holidays, spiced with plenty of cinnamon and sweetened with honey, and the cookies are a perfect complement.
 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
I love these all year long, especially with coffee. I also associated them with Easter, though, and sometimes think of them as the Easter cookie! I use orange zest for mine and I love it, but I do play with the flavors a bit and tend to put a lot of cinnamon in my Christmas versions.
 

Its grilling season!

I’m so excited! This is the first day that I’ve been able to get outside and start grilling. I made some chicken, pork chops, and beef tenderloin seasoned with lemon and oregano. Is anyone else grilling this summer? 😎

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Soft and tender Greek lamb shank

I love making this tender lamb shank anytime I have a special occasion. While you can cook lamb shake in many different ways, I like to go sit in the oven just until the outside gets a nice darker color and some of the fat renders off. Of course, you should always serve this with either rice or potatos.

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How to make thick and creamy Santorini fava!

Santorini fava is a classic staple in Santorini cuisine, and it has spread all over Greece. The dish is very simple to make, and taste even better when you use high-quality ingredients like Greek olive oil. It is a very budget friendly meal, and can stay in the fridge for a few days without going bad. It can get a bit dry so I suggest squeezing some lemon and adding a bit more olive oil if you're going to eat it over the course of a few days. Here is how you make it:

What is the best Greek food to sneak in vegetables for kids?

My kids absolutely hate eating vegetables and I am always looking for ways to sneak in more and more vegetables. Does anyone have good Greek dish recommendations that have vegetables that don't taste too strong? Or existing recipes where I can add small pieces of veggies? I would really appreciate it, I am not the best chef but I am trying to switch it up these days and keep things healthy!

What are your favorite flavors of Greek ice cream?

Personally, I have to say baklava or kaïmaki. For those of you that haven’t tried kaïmaki, I highly recommend it. It’s a traditional Greek ice cream made from masticha. You can find it at most Greek grocery stores and ice cream stores. What is your favorite Greek ice cream flavor?
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