Easter Koulourakia from Smyrna. Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Koulourakia – Greek Easter cookies Koulourakia are traditional Greek cookies which along with tsourekia are the "trademark" of Greek Orthodox Easter. The week before Easter every family ( or almost every family nowadays) is preparing koulourakia and tsourekia and this is a way of getting in the mood of these Holy days.
These are the days when households are preparing delicious meals for the Easter Sunday and making all these delicious traditional Greek recipes, like lamb, kontosouvli, magiritsa, dyed Greek Easter eggs, tsoureki and of course these amazing Greek Easter. Easter Koulourakia from Smyrna These koulourakia (cookies) were prepared by my grandmother every Easter. They are easy and very aromatic! You can cook Easter Koulourakia from Smyrna using 11 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Easter Koulourakia from Smyrna
- It’s 1 kg of (approximately) soft flour.
- You need 250 g of margarine.
- You need 250 g of butter.
- You need 1 of egg.
- Prepare 1 cup of orange juice.
- You need 350 g of sugar.
- It’s 30 ml of brandy.
- You need 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla powder or extract.
- Prepare 1 teaspoon of (full) baking powder.
- Prepare 1/2 cup of olive oil.
- You need 1-2 of eggs to brush the top of the cookies.
The grandmother of my friend Athena used to make them. Athena thank you so much for trusting me with your grandmother's traditional recipe. They are easy and very aromatic! A traditional recipe for Easter koulourakia (cookies) that I have from my mother and she has it from hers.
Easter Koulourakia from Smyrna instructions
- Beat the butter and margarine with the sugar using a mixer. These should be at room temperature. If you wish you may melt the butter/margarine and beat the mixture with a whisk..
- Add the egg and then all the liquids (orange juice, brandy, olive oil)..
- Add the vanilla and flour with the baking powder bit by bit..
- Knead until you get a soft and pliable dough and form into cookies..
- Brush the cookies with egg and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 25 minutes depending on your oven. Good luck!.
An easy recipe for Easter cookies. Koulourakia (Greek: κουλουράκια, IPA: ; singular: κουλουράκι) are a traditional Greek dessert, typically made around Easter to be eaten after Holy Saturday. They have a sweet delicate flavor with a hint of vanilla. Koulourakia are well known for their sprinkle of sesame seeds and distinctive. If you are like me, you are probably trying to figure out how to pronounce this word unless you are of Greek origin.