Vassilopita

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 28th, 2011

Vassilopita Tsoureki is a brioche kind of Greek Sweet Bread made for New Year’s Day.  After midnight and the change of the Year, the head of the family cuts this bread (or cake).  Whoever finds the coin is considered to be lucky during the next year.   If you would like to learn more about […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 31st, 2009

The recipe is different from those I have made in the past and is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste! Other recipes for Vassilopita: Vassilopita

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 2nd, 2009

Happy New Year!! Vassilopita is our traditional New Year’s cake which is also made as a Sweet Brioche Bread, called «Tsoureki».  There are many ways to make this cake, so you can learn all about the tradition behind the cake and another recipe in my last year’s post. The traditional recipe is usually an orange flavoured cake […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 26th, 2007

Two Saints for Christmas St. Nicholas or St. Basil? Two saints are involved in giving presents to the children, two different persons, both of Greek origin and who were both bishops. One is St. Nicholas or Santa Claus for the West and the other is St. Basil, (in Greek Aghios Vassilios) or as he is […]

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