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. Decorating these was really fun!
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.
Psomi: bread! These are fresh, light baguettes, but baker Kostas made all manner of breads using different flours and even different yeasts.
Koulouria me tyri: three-cheese-stuffed bread. This was my favorite cheesy item here!