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I would love to spend my time in Kefalonia hopping from bakery to bakery! What desserts do you recommend for someone who has a sweet tooth? Thanks :)
 

Worldwide Greeks Editor

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I am not sure which desserts might be good in Kefalonia, but here is a good list of Greek desserts to try when you visit Greece :)

 

k_tsoukalas

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There are great desserts everywhere and most Greek bakeries have a combination of the tried and true favorites like baklava, and some more innovative offerings. While in Kefalonia consider trying desserts like baklava, kouloura (traditional cookies), and whatever else you see in the bakeries that capture your attention. You really can't go wrong!
 

kef_john68

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So, my mother would make this cookie called the Mandola (almost cookie). It is from her side I think I might have Kefalonian roots. Anyway, when I was in Kefalonia a long time ago, I seem to recall the cookie was all over the island. I didn't make the connection at the time that this could be some evidence for my family being from Kefalonia. I have since been to other parts of Greece and I don't see this cookie as much. While on the island, consider eating this cookie, it's delicious! Of course, I like my mom's better (haha, isn't that always the way?!)
 
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So, my mother would make this cookie called the Mandola (almost cookie). It is from her side I think I might have Kefalonian roots. Anyway, when I was in Kefalonia a long time ago, I seem to recall the cookie was all over the island. I didn't make the connection at the time that this could be some evidence for my family being from Kefalonia. I have since been to other parts of Greece and I don't see this cookie as much. While on the island, consider eating this cookie, it's delicious! Of course, I like my mom's better (haha, isn't that always the way?!)
I love Mandolas!! These are so great, especially when they're made with real almonds and not the fake tasting almond extract
 
So, my mother would make this cookie called the Mandola (almost cookie). It is from her side I think I might have Kefalonian roots. Anyway, when I was in Kefalonia a long time ago, I seem to recall the cookie was all over the island. I didn't make the connection at the time that this could be some evidence for my family being from Kefalonia. I have since been to other parts of Greece and I don't see this cookie as much. While on the island, consider eating this cookie, it's delicious! Of course, I like my mom's better (haha, isn't that always the way?!)
Do you have the recipe for Mandola? Cannot seem to find one
 
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Jerry s

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I don't have a recipe but the ingredients are : Sugar, Almond, Caramel (sugar - glucose - honey), Lemon juice, Butter
I believe the are originals from Kefalonia.
They are candied almonds, I don't think " dessert" is a correct description.
 
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I don't have a recipe but the ingredients are : Sugar, Almond, Caramel (sugar - glucose - honey), Lemon juice, Butter
I believe the are originals from Kefalonia.
They are candied almonds, I don't think " dessert" is a correct description.
I see, im googling some images now... are the candied almonds red?
 

Jerry s

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Yes mostly red but not always .
 

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