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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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