Kourabiedes

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 25th, 2013

Kourabiedes are shortcrust cookies which are coated with icing sugar. A very significant factor to have tasty kourabiedes lies mainly on the quality of butter used. Ewe’s milk butter or a mixture of ewe’s and goat milk butter is used but if you can’t find any, you can substitute it with regular butter, although the […]

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Continue reading about Kourabiedes and Merry Christmas!

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 15th, 2009

Kourabies (pl. kourabiedes), as most of you, who follow my blog, must know by now, are the Greek shortbread cookies  made during Christmas.    In the older times, before the use of the mixer, these cookies needed elaborate preparation and that was done by hand, so these were made for special occasions such as weddings, christenings […]

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Continue reading about Melt in your mouth Kourabiedes

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 22nd, 2008

Kourabiedes are similar to shortbread cookies.  There are many recipes of kourabiedes but the main ingredient which gives this traditional Greek cookie its taste is the Greek sheep’s butter.   However, if you cannot find Greek sheep’s butter you can also make them with any other butter you usually use. I have made kourabiedes quite […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 4th, 2007

Christmas is nearly here and in Greece melomakarona and kourabiedes are the most popular among the sweets. It’s impossible for us to image Christmas without them.In a few days the platters will be full of them and the bakeries and confectioneries will have «white mountains» of kourabiedes,  for those who do not have the time […]

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