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ISO Evelyn: qustion about Kouramiedes

DJHinAZ's picture

Evelyn, I'm looking at your Kouramiedes recipe as one of my desserts at Thanksgiving. I was hoping to make the dough in one of the upcoming weekends and freeze it (maybe already shaped). Do you think that would work with this recipe?
http://www.recipezaar.com/Kourambiedes-A-Greek-Christmas-Cookie-76513
Or do you think I'd be better off baking them ahead of time and freezing them already baked, then just do an extra orange water/confectioner's sugar bit after defrost?

Thanks in advance!

evelyn's picture

(post #65252, reply #1 of 22)

These cookies last a LONG time. As long as you store them in an airtight container, you should be fine for over a month (a lot over, in Greece, these cookies are made around late November/early December and are meant to last through to Epiphay in January and then some). The powdered sugar will no longer look fresh, but a re-dusting will make them look fine.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
DJHinAZ's picture

(post #65252, reply #2 of 22)

Oh cool--thanks! So that means I can not only make the dough, shape them, but I can also get the baking out of the way! AWESOME! Perfect cookie for this instance. Thanks!!!

chiquiNO's picture

(post #65252, reply #3 of 22)

I have a question, too.  When reading your recipe...there are no directions for when to add in a couple of the ingredients???  Can you help??


Sorry...it's the baking powder and the baking soda????


Edited 11/4/2009 1:54 pm by chiquiNO

 

evelyn's picture

(post #65252, reply #5 of 22)

That's me - the typo queen. I usually just add them when I'm creaming the butter with the yolks, but they could also be added with the flour.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.

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chiquiNO's picture

(post #65252, reply #6 of 22)

THANKS!!

 

 

evelyn's picture

(post #65252, reply #7 of 22)

you're welcome. :-)

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
evelyn's picture

(post #65252, reply #4 of 22)

If you're in the mood for another cookie, try the melomakarona recipe, too. It keeps just as long. Traditionally, homes here offer both cookies over the holidays. I go through phases, some years, kourambiedes are my favourites, other years, it's melomakarona. I've been on a melomakarona kick the last several years so I think the tide is turning yet again.LOL

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
DJHinAZ's picture

(post #65252, reply #8 of 22)

I'll keep it in mind, but I think at this point I have the cookie selection done... I'm doing your Kouramiedes, the chocolate sambuca cookies (except with hazelnuts and Frangelico), and I'm going to try some strange dessert called an Engadine Walnut Pie (or something like that). The walnut pie is a special request from my honey... for the past couple of years I've made a mohnstriesel, but this year I wanted something different, so in looking through the German cookbook that I have, my SO highly requested this one. Neither of us have ever had it, so it'll be an experiment, but hopefully a delicious one. I am also looking at the bowtie cookies from the latest FC issue... but I am thinking I'll have plenty!

evelyn's picture

(post #65252, reply #9 of 22)

you do have plenty! Enjoy. :-)

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
Lee's picture

(post #65252, reply #12 of 22)

I love kourambiedes, but melomakarona have always been my favorites.

evelyn's picture

(post #65252, reply #13 of 22)

they are a grand cookie, indeed.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
DJHinAZ's picture

(post #65252, reply #18 of 22)

Evelyn, I just wanted to update you on this... they were an ENORMOUS hit!!! Everyone LOVED them, and they were really easy to make. I got to try out my new KitchenAid Beater Blade too, which was fun. THANK YOU!!

evelyn's picture

(post #65252, reply #19 of 22)

I am so glad you all liked them. Thanks for the smile. :-)

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
chiquiNO's picture

(post #65252, reply #20 of 22)

how do you pronounce these cookies???


 


 

 

evelyn's picture

(post #65252, reply #21 of 22)

they would be pronounced

koo-ra-BYEH-thes

In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
In life, learn the rules so that you know how to break them properly.
chiquiNO's picture

(post #65252, reply #22 of 22)

thanks!!!!!!!

 

 

Syrah's picture

(post #65252, reply #10 of 22)

Having no clue at all when Thanksgiving is, I will tell you that I make Evelyn's Kourambiedes every year and freeze most of them for baking later, so I can bake on demand. Be prepared.. the recipe makes a LOT, but they are sooo delicious.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained."
-Marie Curie
My perseverance will be rewarded.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

chiquiNO's picture

(post #65252, reply #11 of 22)

I'm so glad they make a lot!!!!!!

 

 

DJHinAZ's picture

(post #65252, reply #14 of 22)

For your education, the US Thanksgiving is always the 4th Thursday of November. This year it falls on the 26th.

I'm glad to hear it makes a lot. In reading the recipe, I almost had a heart attack at the TWO CUPS of butter! That's all four sticks--a full pound! I'm still planning to make them, but I'm very very happy to hear that this amount of butter is well distributed. :-)

Syrah's picture

(post #65252, reply #15 of 22)

I won't remember. Do you know when Australia Day is?

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained."
-Marie Curie
My perseverance will be rewarded.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

DJHinAZ's picture

(post #65252, reply #16 of 22)

26 Jan.
(Gotta love Wikipedia!)
Sounds sort of like US's Independence Day...

I don't really expect you to remember, just wanted to share. :-)
I work a lot with the Japanese and they have a lot of different big holidays. The big ones are Golden Week (I think it happens twice a year), which is actually a series of about 3 or 4 holidays all together, and many companies shut down for them. I can never remember when they are, and am very thankful to have the web and my Japanese wall calendar. :-)

Syrah's picture

(post #65252, reply #17 of 22)

I think I was a bit grumpy when I posted. Sorry. :)

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained."
-Marie Curie
My perseverance will be rewarded.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie