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Cocoa Tahini Stuffed Sweet Bread

One of the staples of Greek Easter is undoubtedly tsoureki. Tsoureki is a sweet bread that resembles the Jewish challah only with some variations. The word tsoureki comes from the Turkish word “corek” that means any bread that is made with yeast. There are several sweet and savory variations of corek depending on the area...

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Sweet Easter Bread and Easter Cookies (Tsoureki and Koulourakia)

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today begins for us Orthodox the Holy Week, following during the weekend, our Easter. On Saturday night ends the 40 day lent and people celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Saturday night we go to church holding candles and at 12 o clock the priest announces that...

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Vasilopita for 2013

Every year during New Year’s Eve, Greek housewives make the vasilopita. Vasilopita is a either a cake or a tsoureki and is a custom that comes from the very early Christian years. Just after the coming of the New Year or the next day the Chief of the family cuts the vasilopita. The person, who...