Moustokoúloura (Traditional Grape Molasses Cookies)
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Cookies
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 200 gr. / 7 oz. olive oil
  • 120 gr. / 4 oz. grape molasses
  • 180 gr. / 6.5 oz. water
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz. fresh full fat milk
  • 250 gr. / 9 oz. sugar (the original recipe called for 200 gr.)
  • 50 gr. / 2 oz. cognac
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ammonia in powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 900 gr to 1 kilo / 32 oz. to 2 lb. all-purpose flour
  • A handful of raisins
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven to 175° C/ 345° F.
  2. In the mixer’s bowl throw the olive oil, the grape molasses, the water, the milk, the sugar and the cognac.
  3. Mix slightly.
  4. In another small bowl mix the baking powder, the ammonia, the cinnamon, the ground cloves and the soda.
  5. Throw them into the olive oil batter and mix to incorporate.
  6. Throw the flour to the batter as well, slowly, slowly until a kind of stiff dough is formulated around the paddle.
  7. I divided the dough to two equal balls.
  8. I made plain cookies with the first ball.
  9. In the second ball I added the raisins and made moustokoúloura with raisins.
  10. We take couple of pans and cover them with parchment paper.
  11. Take a piece of dough equal to a big walnut and make cookies according to your liking.
  12. Be careful not to make them too thick because they rise due to baking powder and the soda.
  13. Place them on the pans and bake in batches for 15 to 18 minutes.
  14. Do not over bake them because they will become hard.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from Stelios Parliaros
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