Ingredients

How to make it

  • Directions
  • We beat the butter with sugar at high speed. We reduce speed and add egg yolks one at a time, until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Dissolve soda with brandy and orange juice and add to mixture. Beat for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Mix flour with vanilla and baking powder. Change the mixer paddle to the one for dough or start kneading by hand and add flour gradually. When the dough is ready, should be as if it needs more flour, add the almonds and mix.
  • Take a small amount of dough and shape them round, oval or crescent shaped. Place in a buttered tin and preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade and bake for about 30 minutes.
  • As soon as they are ready we spray or sprinkle some rose water and then sieve the frosting sugar on both sides and place in parchment paper and let them cool. Then transfer into a platter.
  • Stuffed kourabiedes with dates and almonds
  • Make one dosage of traditional kourapiedes without adding the almonds in the dough.
  • Ingredients
  • ½ kilo of dates, stoned and finely chopped
  • 1- 1 ½ cups of almonds finely chopped and roasted
  • 4 – 5 spoonfuls of sugar
  • ¼ spoonful of ground cloves
  • ½ spoonful of cinnamon
  • 3 spoonfuls of spry or butter
  • 2 spoonfuls of rose water
  • Directions
  • Place butter dates, almonds, sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a small pan and put over moderate heat until butter melts. Lower heat and continue stirring until the mixture softens and mixes. Add rose water and stir two or three times. Place mixture in bowl and let it cool down. Meantime prepare the dough as given for the traditional kourapiedes. Take a small amount of dough and flatten it with your hands. Place a small amount of filling and fold to cover filling. Shape as you like and proceed with procedure given in the other recipe.
  • Happy Holidays!!
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  • loreto 8 years ago
    HI, I need help. This recipe look great but I´m trying to figure out what is a glass, a spoonfull and a small cup are to you. And vanilla, is it a tablespoon or teaspoon? Is soda "baking soda"?
    If you could clarify this for me it would be great. Im from Chile, and Kourabiedes are extremly rare here, so I have no idea how they should be made.
    Thank You.
    Loreto.
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  • fuzzy 10 years ago
    lovely
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  • ivy 11 years ago
    Georgina unfortunately I do not have a recipe for Cypriot bread. However the main ingredients are wheat flour (ask for bread flour) salt, oil, yeast of leavening agent and water. Followo the procedure in my recipe for Christopsomo or Christmas Bread. I have tried this recipe without the nuts and dried fruit and it was great.
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    " It was excellent "
    georgina ate it and said...
    Hi Ivy, do you know where I can find a cypriot bread recipe?

    Georgina
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  • ivy 11 years ago
    Glad you liked them Georgina and enjoy them.
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    " It was excellent "
    georgina ate it and said...
    Ivy, Many thanks for this recipe. I followed it and cooked some very tasty kourapiedes to add to the table on Christmas day. My cypriot family tried them and absolutely loved them. I will follow your koupes recipe and cook some today and plan to follow more of your recipes on the kopiaste.blogspot.com website.

    Thanks again
    Georgina
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  • lindacm 11 years ago
    These are staples for a Greek christmas! My mum used to stick a whole clove in each cookie for additional flavour. Smelled great when it's cooking!
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  • suzakel 11 years ago
    These sound very interesting! Do you think Spry and buttermilk might be the same thing? Is it a thick liquid?
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    hi ivy
    looks divine can i add more orange juice instead of the brandy
    thanks
    mumtaz
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    This is a new recipe for those ones.I have to try it soon..
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