Thursday, August 26, 2010

Greek Culinary - Awesome Array Of Greek Sweets

By Linda John

Greek Baklava Rolls Recipe (Baklavadakia)

There are many superb Greek sweets and several easy recipes, but the ones in this article are probably the simplest. They are perfect as gifts or to serve guests and very easy to make and require no stove time, the tough part is pronouncing their name if anything.

Honey Puffs - Loukoumathes (Loukoumades) Loukkoumathes is a style of honey puff that is an integral a part of New Year's and Christmas tradition. The Greek Jewish society also includes these small honeyed puffs at Hanukkah. They are quick and simple to prepare - twenty min start to finish. Serve up hot or warm, and drizzle with honey just before serving.

Semolina Pudding - Halvas Halvas made with semolina, nuts, raisins, and cinnamon is a delightful, grainy textured dessert, and one of the very famous Greek sweets.Halvas is served at room temperature and is placed in a mold and cooked on the stove.

Sesame Honey Candy - Pasteli Nuts and seeds are utilized plenty to prepare this dish which is often called the energy bar. It is a good dessert to be had with tea and is said to give an energy boost.

Sugared Almond Cookies - Kourabiethes Honey and sesame paste are 2 of the favored ingredients found in a lot of Greek desserts. Kourabiethes is relatively easy to prepare and makes for wonderful festival gifts. Its good for health and in Greece it is usually used as bread spread.

Traditional Greek Spoon Sweets (Preserves) - Glyka Koutaliou Spoon sweets are much like preserves, prepared with fruit, nuts, or vegetables, prepared with sugar to produce a thick syrup. Because they're so sweet, they are served by the spoonful, hence the name. A traditional offering to guests, spoon sweets can also be used as dessert sauces and condiments. They are simple to make - typically a matter of boiling the fruit with sugar. Decorative jars stuffed with these treasures are delightful gifts.

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