Lisa Munniksma

freelance writing, editing, farming, travel

In case you weren’t hungry

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You probably just read about my Greek-bakery experience and, if you love food even half as much as I do, want to know what kinds of deliciousness I witnessed there. If you haven’t eaten yet, you might not want to continue reading until you’ve had at least a snack. If you have eaten already, you’re going to want to eat again in a minute.

Dear readers, I present a visual tour of some of the baked goodness I was fortunate enough to be a part of in Greece:

Melomakarona: spiced cookies soaked in orange syrup and topped with walnuts

Gingerbread house: This is not a typical Greek holiday treat, rather something introduced by American-expat baker Anna.

Gingerbread house: This is not a typical Greek holiday treat, rather something introduced by American-expat baker Anna. Decorating these was really fun!

Tyropsomo: cheese- (or cheese- and bacon-) stuffed bread pocket. I plan to try to make these when I get home

Tyropsomo: cheese- (or cheese- and bacon-) stuffed bread pockets. I plan to try to make these when I get home.

Tsoureki: a brioche-like bread served for New Year's celebrations. We decorated these with "2013," chocolate pieces and nuts. Each one has a gold coin baked inside, and whoever gets the piece with the coin is supposed to have good luck.

Tsoureki: a brioche-like bread served for New Year’s celebrations. We decorated these with “2013,” chocolate pieces and nuts. Each one has a gold coin baked inside, and whoever gets the piece with the coin is supposed to have good luck.

Psomi: bread! These are fresh, light baguettes, but baker Kostas made all manner of breads using different flours and even different yeasts.

Psomi: bread! These are fresh, light baguettes, but baker Kostas made all manner of breads using different flours and even different yeasts.

Koulouria me tiree: three-cheese-stuffed, baked goodness

Koulouria me tyri: three-cheese-stuffed bread. This was my favorite cheesy item here!

4 Comments

  1. I’d like to join you in some Tyropsomo-making! Yum!

  2. I think the Bacon Clubbers & Friends of the OINK! would LOVE more details about the tyropsomo (bacon and cheese, of course!). For me, YUMMMMM! It all looks and sounds DE-LISH!

  3. I am coming over to help make and eat Tyropsomos!! I am also jealsous, I have always wanted to go to Greece!

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