4 Easy-to-Make Greek Foods

4 easy to make Greek foods from Our Abundant Blessings
At the end of our Co-Op school year, we hosted an International Dinner. Our family chose Greece for our country.

I’d like to share with you the recipes we made to share to celebrate our chosen country!

We served four easy-to-make Greek Foods:

Keftedes with Tzatziki Sauce, served on Pita Bread

Homemade Spanakopita

Greek Almond Butter Cookies

Homemade Baklava

We had such fun making these recipes and sharing them with our friends!
I hope you enjoy them as well!

Homemade Baklava

Homemade Baklava is one of those desserts that have a beautiful presentation, but is quite simple to make.

This Baklava does pack a punch. The sweetness combined with the nuts, and the crisp dough make this a filling dessert.

Homemade Baklava recipe from Our Abundant Blessings

Enjoy!

Homemade Baklava

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
  • 1/2 pound chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup butter, plus 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Use 2 Tablespoons butter to coat bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 inch pan. (I use a glass pan)
  3. Chop walnuts rather fine.
  4. Toss nuts with cinnamon. Set aside.
  5. Melt 1 cup butter.
  6. Carefully unroll phyllo dough.
  7. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly.
  8. Repeat until you have 6 sheets layered.
  9. Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of walnut mixture on top.
  10. Top with two sheets of dough, then butter, sprinkle with walnut mixture. Repeat until you have used all but 6 sheets of phyllo dough.
  11. Place final 6 sheets of phyllo dough on top, thoroughly coat with butter.
  12. Using a sharp knife cut into diamond shapes. Be sure to cut all the way to the bottom of the stack.
  13. Bake for about 50 minutes or until baklava is golden and crisp.
  14. While Baklava is baking, make the sugar sauce. Combine sugar and water, then boil until sugar is melted.
  15. Add vanilla, almond extract, and honey.
  16. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  17. Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. Sauce will bubble up, then be absorbed quickly.
  18. Let cool completely.
  19. For a prettier presentation, serve in cupcake liners.
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Greek Almond Butter Cookies

Don’t let the small size fool you, these Greek Almond Butter Cookies are tasty! Just a few and your sweet tooth is satisfied!

Greek Almond Butter Cookies from Our Abundant Blessings

Enjoy!

 

Greek Almond Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup 10X (confectioners) sugar

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter and sugar, add in egg, mix until smooth.
  2. Stir in extracts.
  3. Add flour, blend to form dough ball.
  4. Refrigerate mixture until firm, about an hour.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Line cookie sheets with Silpat liners (or grease well).
  7. Using a teaspoon or so of the dough, roll into a ball.
  8. Place onto prepared cookie sheets.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
  10. Roll cookies in 10X sugar once cooled a bit, but while still warm.
  11. Place cookies on cooling rack.
  12. Once completely cooled, roll in 10X sugar again.
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