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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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Bert’s benne wafers

First things first: Why Bert’s? Sharon Tyler Herbst calls Bert Greene her dear friend, and attributes this recipe (save the “soupçon” of fresh orange zest — that’s all hers) to him. Second, why benne? Turns out benne (pronounced benny) is … Continue reading

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