|~ Breads, pastries and sweets play an important role in the celebration of Greek Holidays.
~ Greek custom has it for years, every Greek Orthodox to bake certain breads, pastries and sweets for religious festivals, ceremonies and fast days, representing the Church’s significance in their lives.
~ Traditionally, particular breads and pastries are closely associated with several special occasions like Fasting Days, Easter, Christmas and New Years.
~ Any of the following recipes for Breads, Pastries and Sweets listed below will surely please your family and friends.
~ Biskota me Meli (Greek Honey Cookies)
~ Christopsomo (Christ Bread or Christmas Bread)
~ Diples (Turnovers)
~ Flaounes (Easter Cheese Pastries)
~ Glystarkes (Sweet Sesame Rusk’s)
~ Koulourakia (Greek Cookies)
~ Kourabiethes (Brandy Sugar Biscuits)
~ Kremithopsomo (Greek Onion Bread)
~ Κυπριακες Χοργιατικες Eλιοπιτες (Cypriot Black Olive Pies)
~ Lagana (Greek Lenten Bread)
~ Lokoumathes (Cyprus Doughnuts)
~ Melomakarona me Alevri (Honey Cookies with Flour)
~ Melomakarona me Simigthali (Honey Cookies with Samolina)
~ Moustokouloura (Mousto Cookies)
~ Paximadia Nistisima (Lenten Biscuits)
~ Riganopsomo (Oregano Cheese Bread)
~ Spitiko Filo (Homemade Filo Pastry)
~ Spitikes Pites (Homemade Pita Bread)
~ Spitiko Psomi (Greek Homemade Bread)
~ Tsourekia (Greek Sweet Bread)
~ Vasilopita (New Yaers Cake)
~ More to come: