Mar 252013
 

My cooking club theme this month was “My Big Fat Greek Dinner”.  We had a great buffet of Greek specialties including spanakopita, Greek chicken, Greek pasta salad, and baklava.  There was plenty of feta and phyllo dough to go around.

I made these Lenten Koulourakia.  Many traditional recipes featured sesame seeds, but this recipe used almonds which I like better. Plus, this recipe also included wine, always a crowd favorite.

The dough uses oil, not butter, so the texture is dense and the cookies are nice and crunchy.  They are not overly sweet, but still taste like dessert.  They actually remind me a bit of Italian biscotti; they’re the kind of cookie you want to dip in something.  Coffee, tea, wine…your choice!

 

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