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Greek desserts?????

My son volunteered me to provide a Greek dessert as part of a middle school social studies project. With 1 days notice and our local specialty market/bakery out of baklava, I am looking for suggestions. It needs to be portable, appeal to 13 year olds and not terribly time consuming/difficult due to my lack of time. HELP!!!!!

asked by lumberqueen over 5 years ago

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hardlikearmour

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added over 5 years ago

Try making "Fastest Baklava Ever." It really cuts down on the work involved in making a traditional baklava. http://food52.com/recipes...
Otherwise check this out for ideas: http://greekfood.about...
Perhaps one of the cookie recipes would be good?

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ChefJune

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added over 5 years ago

I have a great quickie Baklava recipe, but unfortunately I'm not at the computer it's on. So Sorry. I do think though, that a cookie such as Kourabiedes or Koulourakia would be easier, faster, and possibly better liked by the kids.

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added over 5 years ago

Loukomades. They are easy to make and transfer pretty well. Just make sure you don't make them TOO far ahead or they will get soggy. Still delicious though.

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added over 5 years ago

Sounds delicious! Do you have a good recipe?

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added over 5 years ago

Kok - are cookies filled with pastry cream dipped into sugar syrup and then glazed with choclate - yum... easy to make and easy to carry also..and kids would like it ..or dipples - are dip fried pastry with sugar syrup , or another nice dessert that I really like is Samali - a semolina and almond dessert...I have tried all these at a very nice bakery in Astoria known as Artopolis..

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added over 5 years ago

RAVANI is a terrific and easy farina cake with ground almonds and citrus juice and zest. Cream of wheat=farina; in cereal aisle of markets.

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Maedl

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added over 5 years ago

The ravani is really good. If you are desperate for something easy, though, what about Greek yogurt, thyme honey, and walnuts?

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added over 5 years ago

Ditto! Just had dessert at Avra in midtown Manhattan. Dessert of greek yogurt, homemade honey and cherry preserves was incredible. Saved some for my 4 yr old who LOVED it!

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