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Vasilopita

Vasilopita is the Greek New Year's cake. On New Year's Day families cut the Vasilopita to bless the house and bring good luck for the new year. It is traditional to bake a coin into the Vasilopita. The one who receives the coin is considered to be especially blessed for the year. A piece of
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Kourampiedes

Kourampiedes are traditional Greek Christmas butter cookies covered in icing sugar. They are soft, fluffy with a crunchy bite and incredible aroma! Ingredients 250g. cow milk butter 100g. sugar 100g. almonds 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 tbsps. ouzo 1 tbsp. rose water 500g. flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 kg. icing sugar for powdering
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XEROTIGANA - CHRISTMAS WITH AQUILA HOTELS IN CRETE

Xerotigana

Xerotigana is a traditional sweet that can be found throughout Crete as well as on many Greek islands. Consisting of ineffably light pastry ribbons fried in oil and drizzled with sugar syrup or honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds, they are served to guests at Christmas, Easter, and other holidays, as well as at weddings.
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MELOMAKARONA CHRISTMAS WITH AQUILA HOTELS IN CRETE

Melomakarona

These little cookies are a traditional Greek Christmas treat called "Melomakarona". Your house will be filled with aromas of orange, honey, cinnamon, and cloves. A real Greek Christmas taste! Ingredients For the dough 2 glasses olive oil 1 glass sugar 1/2 glass water 1 tablespoon honey 1 glass orange juice and cinnamon for dredging 1
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MAGIRITSA (GREEK EASTER SOUP)

  INGREDIENTS Lamb offal (liver, lung, heart, intestines) 1 dry onion 2 tablespoons spring onions, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh dill 2 lemons 2 eggs 4 tablespoons oil 1 teacup rice, Stock, quantity as necessary   PREPARATION Wash the offal well, especially the intestines, which should be turned inside out, cleaned with a little lemon

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Chicken soup

Chicken soup

INGREDIENTS 1 chicken 2 cups of rice 3 eggs Juice of 2 lemons Salt ½ glass white wine PREPARATION Wash the chicken and cut it into pieces. Cover in a suitable amount of water and bring to the boil. Skim foam from surface, then add salt and ½ glass of white wine and leave to

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Greek recipes

OIL COOKIES WITH WINE

INGREDIENTS 2 glasses olive oil 1,5 glasses sugar 1,5 glasses white wine 1/2 glass orange juice 1,5 teaspoons baking soda 1,5 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon cinnamon and cloves 1,5 kilos flour Browned sesame seeds   PREPARATION Add the olive oil with the sugar in a large bowl and stir well. Add the wine, the

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Greek Cretan cuisine ‘Fried Cod & Garlic Dip”

Greek Independence Day Lunch: Fried Cod & Garlic Dip “Bakaliaros skordalia” cod fish with garlic dip is traditionally served on the 25th of March, Greek Independence Day. For the garlic dip, you need: 500 gr potatoes peeled and roughly chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 pinch cayenne pepper 70 ml olive oil 50 ml

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Aquila Cretan Recipes

Cretan cuisine ‘TZATZIKI”

Tzatziki is a traditional appetizer of Greek cuisine. Its main ingredients are yogurt, grated cucumber, melted garlic, dill and olive oil. INGREDIENTS A little dill (optional) 2-3 tablespoons vinegar 4-5 cloves of garlic 1/2 kilo strained yoghurt 1 or 2 tablespoons EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 2 large cucumbers A little pepper Salt Wash the cucumbers

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Aquila cuisine

Cretan cuisine ‘Dakos”

Join us for a food trip around Cretan cuisine! So many flavors, so many memories … Traditional Cretan Dako recipe (nuts with tomatoes and feta) A traditional dish from the Crete island, perfect for a light dinner! The secret behind the perfect “Dakos” is to use juicy, fresh, organic tomatoes as they are the main

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