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In researching Greek Christmas traditions, I learned that there's a special Christmas bread called Christopsomo. From what I understand it's like a sweet bread, maybe a little similar to the Tsoureki bread at Easter? Is this true? I haven't seen a recipe I liked yet but the proportions in this recipe comes close. Does anyone have a recipe they'd like to share?

2 envelopes active dry yeast
8 cups all-purpose flour (more or less depending on how it goes with the dough)
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups warm milk
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 stick butter, melted
5 eggs, beaten

This is for the dough. I get the general idea of how to put together the ingredients so I didn't write out the instructions.


This looks good to me but I am curious for those who have made this (I have never made this) - do some Christopsomo recipes use Mahleppi?

Walnut cake fell apart - help!

I found an old recipe for Greek walnut cake in my family's recipe files. Something had spilled on it, it was written in pencil, and I couldn't read the writing that well. So, I cross referenced the recipe with recipes I found online.

Well, the cake didn't hold together. It was crumbly and completely fell apart when I put my fork through it.

Although I would like to know why, I think my best way out of this situation is to try again with a foolproof recipe I know WON'T fall apart, and then maybe I can reverse engineer what happened and rewrite my family recipe! Any suggestions?

Good grill seasoning for lamb?

I love the flavor of grilled lamb. I make grilled lamb two ways - either as a souvlaki or I will grill an actual leg. In the case of souvlaki, I marinate the cut up meat overnight in a ladolemono (oil, lemon, oregano, garlic usually).

I don't marinate the leg overnight, but I do brush it with ladolemono before grilling, and also during grilling.

Ay other ideas? I want to try something different but an option that is still Greek. Maybe just adding an herb or something? I open to suggestions.

Special way to make a Greek omelet?

I love omelets. I know that they serve them in Greece sometimes. What is considered to be a traditional Greek omelet exactly? I had one in Greece when I visited people, and it seemed like they had a mixture of things in it, some of which I believe was foraged.

I personally love greens, cheese (like feta), and olives in mine. Is this considered traditional?

I would love to hear how you love your omelets!

Greek sourdough starter?

I am sure I am not alone here, but I didn't always realize that Greeks do sometimes use sourdough starter to make bread.

I had a type of bread last time I was in Greece that was beyond phenomenal and I asked how they made it. They took me back in the kitchen t show me the starter.

Okay, so now I want to learn to bake bread like that. Does anyone have any tips?
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