Paschalina Koulourakia

Ivy on Απριλίου 27th, 2013

  Greek Orthodox Easter is just a week away, so if you would like to get an idea of what to prepare, I have put together some of my Easter recipes and a few ideas of what to do with the leftovers. On Easter day a lot of people celebrate their name days:  Lambros – […]

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Continue reading about Easter Recipes and what to do with your Leftovers

Ivy on Απριλίου 13th, 2012

I’ve been making tsourekia for years and when a recipe is tried and tested and good, I do not see any reason why changing it.   However, things do happen in the kitchen. Holy Thursday is the day we dye our Easter eggs and do most of the baking, so as usual, yesterday I dyed […]

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Continue reading about Braided Savory Cheese Tsoureki

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  It is a chemical leavening agent originally made from […]

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Continue reading about Lambriatika Koulourakia (Greek Easter Cookies)

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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Continue reading about Greek Easter Traditional Cookies (Paschalina koulourakia)


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