- Pasta Flora is probably my favorite :) It's simple but probably the best pastry you'll ever eat... well in my opinion that is. None of these pictures are mine - my mom and I actually made Pasta Flora last night but then she cut it all up before I could take a picture of it!
- The next is one that is always made, especially during Easter time. They are called KOULOURAKIA. I put it in caps because it's a hard Greek word :) These cookies don't have a lot of flavor, but they are pretty and I think they are perfect.
- The next ones I like to call "desert cookies," which are really called Kourambiedes. They are really dry, so make sure you drink something while you eat them. I love them though!! The powder sugar on top is like the icing on the cake. But be careful, if you inhale the powder it leads to a lot of coughing. Whoopsy! These cookies are used a lot during Greek wedding, but we make them every year for Christmas. My mom's are delicious and not dry at all.
I'm not that great of cook yet, but I'm learning. It's my goal to learn how to make every Greek dish there is before I move out and probably to Oregon. Too bad I can't take my cute Yiayia with me :) I would put my mom's recipes for these cookies up, but sometimes they don't like that especially if it's our families recipe - but if you google those names, I'm sure you'll find an excellent recipe. Sometimes they are a lot of work, especially the twisty ones, but believe me when I say they are worth it. I really do love being Greek. It's so much fun to have this culture and background be a part of me; I love sharing it with others!! I do miss Greek dancing a lot, but the Greek festival is huge in SLC and you should all come sometime. That's when all the Greek food is out and people wait around the block to come inside. If that doesn't make you all warm and fuzzy... I don't know what does.
Well, I'm going to go eat some Pasta Flora!! Toodles.