This recipe for Greek Easter Cookies, or Koulourakia as we call them in Greek, comes from my Thea (aunt) Aleka’s kitchen. Among her many talents, Thea Aleka is the most talented baker. She is always inventing and reinventing family recipes from her birthplace in Zakynthos, Greece.
Thea Aleka has taught me that preparing recipes is not only an expression of love, but also an expression of creativity and imagination. I am so honored that she shared her famous Koulourakia recipe with us today just in time for Easter.
You may also order Koulourakia, Greek Easter bread, or other sweets directly from Thea Aleka at Zante Cooking, (412) 609-5625.
Here is a picture I took of a shipwreck in Zakynthos on my last visit in 2010.
It still takes my breath away.