I love the smell of freshly cooked Greek cookies during the Easter time. You can make them at any time of the year of course but traditionally they are made during Easter The ingredients are simple to gather but it does require some work to get the dough right, that's the tricky bit. As most of you would know it does take a couple of tries to get the recipes right so if you don't get it right the first time have another try.
The amount of ingredients used below would make about 140 koulouria, rather a large amount if you just making them for family, so adjust the amounts accordingly.
This is a quick and easy recipe that you can whip up in about 15 minutes. I don't know where this originated exactly but I can remember eating this way back when I was a little tacker. As a youngster I always had this with potatoes and eggs but over the years I've modified it by adding other ingredients, such as mushrooms, peppers etc, just as most people do with scrambled eggs. When I made this and took a photo I used mushrooms (I couldn't resist).
I love this recipe, and one of my favorite Greek recipes, it looks similar to Lasagnia but that's where the differences end. It uses thick spaghetti rather than sheets of pasta. It takes some time to prepare but is well worth it in the end. It takes about 30 mins to prepare and about 45 minutes to cook.
This mixture is used to add to the chicken soup if you want some tang in your soup. It can be used for other soups which is why I have created a seperate recipe. The Greek word avgolemono is a combination of two words, the first is avgo (egg) and lemoni (lemon). So you only require 2 ingredients for this but enhances the taste of the chicken soup two fold.
This fish soup is another favourite for the winter months, try and get the flathead or whaterver fish your using as fresh as possible. Also be extra careful in removing all the bones from the flesh.
Here's a recipe that's quick to prepare but takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to cook. I love this one because I can prepare it in the morning and place it in the fridge and place in the oven ahead of time.