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Egg-Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup
Stuffed Cabbage (Yiaprakia)
Beet & Garlic Salad
Greek Country Salad
Lemon Pork with Celery
Roast Lamb with Sage & Thyme
Stuffed Turkey or Chicken with Lamb & Rice Stuffing
Cheesy Baked Pasta (for a meatless dish)
Spinach & Cheese Pie
Slices of feta cheese
Slices of another table cheese
Traditional Holiday Sweets
Christopsomo (Christmas Bread)
Keep a small sprig of basil wrapped round a wooden cross in a shallow wooden bowl and sprinkle water to keep the basil fresh. This ritual is bound to keep the bad spirits at bay.
Many Greek Orthodox fast and break the fast on Christmas Eve with Baklavas Sousamenios (Sesame Baklava) http://www.recchiuti.com/recipe_detail.html?recipe=21
Yiaprakia (Lahandolmathes)- Stuffed Cabbage
Tzatziki- Yogurt cucumber garlic sauce
Beet & Garlic Salad- many choices at
Lemon Pork with Celery
Lamb & Rice Stuffing
Makaronia Ograten: Cheesy Baked Pasta
Spanokopita : Spinach Pie
COUNTRY BREAD this is a downloadable recipe from http://www.authentic-greek-recipes.com/free-cookbooks.html
8 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup luke warm water
50 gr (1.8 oz) yeast
2 cups water
1/4 cup milk
2 tbspns sugar
1/4 cup corn oil
1 tbspn salt
1 tspn sesame seeds
Dissolve the yeast in the luke warm water. Boil the milk and water together and empty them into a bowl and then add the sugar, oil and salt. When it cools to luke warm add the yeast and 1/2 the flour and beat the mixture until it becomes an even batter.
Add the remaining flour and kneed it for about 10 minutes into a dough. Place the dough in another bowl that has been brushed with corn oil and brush the surface of the dough with corn oil also. Cover the dough with a slightly damp kitchen towel and leave it in a warm place until it has risen and doubled in size which should take about 60 minutes.
Press the dough down so it deflates and kneed it again for another 5 minutes and role it out into 2 equal loaves and place them into 2 greased bread tins or on a large greased baking tray with plenty of space between the 2 loaves. Brush the loaves with a little water and sprinkle the sesame seeds on them. Place the loaves covered with a kitchen towel on your stove top and turn on the oven to 200 C to preheat.
By the time the oven has heated the loaves will be ready for baking. Bake the loaves at 200 C for 25 – 30 minutes. As soon as you remove the loaves from the oven turn them out of the tins immediately and allow them to cool.
Christopsomo- Greek Christmas Bread
Kourabiethes- sugared almond cookies http://www.greekcuisine.com/oldsite/detail.html?RecipeID=113
Melomakarona– Honey & spice Cookies
Other Web Sites of Interest:
http://www.authentic-greek-recipes.com/greek-recipes.html (a few recipes and a site to download free recipes from three Greek cookbooks)
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