Friday, December 14, 2012
Here are all the ingredients (except the flour) all ready to go: orange juice, baking powder, sugar, 1 pound butter and 12 eggs divided into yolks and whites.
This is everything blended together before the flour (14 cups of it!) gets added:
Here's Pops mixing the dough by hand because the mixer bowl was too small. When I make these someday I may try using the KitchenAid dough hooks but of course the recipe would need to be halved or quartered first.
Pops has touched every part of the each cookie but I DID see him wash his hands first! Whew!
Here he's rolling out the dough to the proper size before cutting off pieces to form the cookies.
In our family we always shape them like the letter S. Wikipedia says that the Minoans made theirs in a snake shape because they worshiped snakes for their healing powers. (Those Minoans obviously drank a bit too much ouzo.)
Once the koulourakia are formed they get brushed with egg and baked for about 25 minutes.
This is the aftermath:
And the final, yummy result!