Tag Archives: brandy

Κουλουράκια

Κουλουράκια, or koulourakia, are among my favorite cookies in The Joy of Cookies. Crusted with an egg yolk glaze and a liberal sprinkling of sesame seeds, and flavored lightly with brandy and vanilla, they are buttery, golden and crisp. According … Continue reading

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Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen is the German compound for overkill. Or overload. Or it should be. (sigh) Actually, it translates to gingerbread. (Incidentally, so does Pfefferkuchen, another appellation for these sweet spicy treats.) While Lebkuchen the word has been around since the early … Continue reading

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Κουραμπιέδες

Κουραμπιέδες — or Kourabiedes — are shortbread, or more literally, sugared buns. They are delicious, and not at all unlike polvorones (remember them?). Baked for festive occasions, they are a quintessentially-Greek, year-round, any-special-occasion cookie, according to Sharon Tyler Herbst. And … Continue reading

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Eier kringel

Brandy, cardamom and fresh orange zest vie for attention in these Christmas cookies, but the richness lent by four sieved egg yolks may be their most compelling aspect. Beautiful, excellently flavored, and rolled to a quarter-inch thickness, they are delicious … Continue reading

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Konjakskränsar

Finally! A straightforward translation. Konjaks, cognac or brandy. Kränsar, wreath. And, interestingly, kräns? Crown. I do love it when a language makes sense to me. Except for the rolling out of the dough, cutting it into many 5 x 1/4″ … Continue reading

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Melomakarona

Rich with butter and brandy, scented with orange and honey, and a little zing of clove and cinnamon, these cookies are delicious. After baking the recipe calls for dipping each in a rich, warm syrup of cinnamon, honey, sugar and … Continue reading

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