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Simply Greek Recipes Cookbook
Our mothers and grandmothers who came to this land of opportunity, brought with them their values, their faith and their rich cultural heritage. They learned to cook from their mothers and grandmothers, in the villages and cities of Greece. St. Katherine’s Philoptochos Society is now pleased to make these recipes available, in our Simply Greek Recipes Cookbook, to all who have enjoyed our food and would like to bring it to their own kitchens.
To obtain your copy of our special cookbook, compiled of our Greek ancestor’s heirloom recipes that have been passed down to us from generation to generation, please contact Kiki Rothman at: [email protected].
Recipes and Favorites: Our Featured Recipe
1 c. (2 sticks) of butter, room temperature
1 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
1/4 c. orange juice
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. baking powder
7 c. sifted flour
1 egg beaten + 1 tsp. water
sesame seeds as needed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. At high speed, cream shortening and butter until light and fluffy. Continue to beat and gradually add sugar. Beat at low speed and add eggs one at a time. Add orange juice with vanilla. Mix baking powder and baking soda, with 6 1/2 cups of flour. While beating at low speed, gradually add flour mixture. Add remaining 1/2 cup of four if needed, to make a soft, non-sticky (pliable) dough. Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll them into five inch strands. Fold them over into a rope, placing them one inch apart on a cookie sheet. Brush lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. While they are baking, shape the remaining dough and place on the next cookie sheet. Makes 3-4 dozen, depending on the size of the cookie twists.
We hope you enjoy this featured recipe from our Simply Greek Recipes Cookbook. To order your copy, contact Kiki at: [email protected].
From our kitchen to yours,
The Ladies of St. Katherine’s Philoptochos Society
8th Annual Diakonia Center Spiritual Retreat
Date: March 21-23 2014
Theme: Saints Mary & Martha: Practicing our faith as Orthodox women. Presented by Presvytera Mary Christy Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Raleigh, North Carolina.
Cost: $150 per person
Includes: Two nights lodging and five meals beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday at brunch. Beverages, snack station, instructional materials are included.
Registration Deadline: March 12, 2014
Join us! Print off a registration sheet and read further about this special retreat.
All women of the Metropolis are welcome. Located at the beautiful Diakonia Retreat Center in Salem, South Carolina. Share in worship, education and fellowship in 210 acres of water, trails and serenity that reveal the beauty of God’s creation.
Be sure to check out the official flyer of the Atlanta Metropolis for the 8th annual Diakonia Spiritual Retreat.
Diakonia’s Mission Statement
The Diakonia Retreat Center empowers Orthodox Christians of all ages to live a deeper faith. Through the year-round ministries of the Diakonia Retreat Center, the faithful share in worship, culture, education and fellowship in a natural environment that reveals the beauty of God’s creation.