Koulourakia

Ivy on Απριλίου 11th, 2012

  Lambriatika or Paschalina Koulourakia are Greek Easter butter cookies, which are traditionally made only during Easter and have a distinct flavour as baking ammonia is used as the leavening agent.    Baking ammonia, or ammonium bicarbonate, was used before the advent of baking soda and baking powder.  It is a chemical leavening agent originally made from […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 17th, 2008

  These cookies are usually prepared a few days before Easter but I prepared some last week just to show them on the blog. Like most recipes, this one as well has a lot of variations. In others they add orange juice and orange rind, in others they do not add ammonia carbonate of baking […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

These are the traditional cookies we make in Cyprus and call them «koulourouthkia» and sometimes koulourouthkia sigma.   The letter sigma is the only letter in the Greek alphabet which has three forms: capital, small and ending  «S»  (Σ σ ς), so they are shaped like an end s. In Cyprus we make these cookies with […]

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