Koulourakia Greek Easter Biscuits with Natvia

April 22, 2013 at 9:44 am

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 eggs separated
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp MAHLEPI (found in Deli. Substitute will all spice if you wish)
  • 125g butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used NATVIA, the natural sugar substitute)
  • 150ml Light cream
  • 5 cups self raising flour 1 egg lightly whisked to brush on top
  • 1/4 cup oil for greasing the hands

METHOD

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

2. Beat sugar and butter until starting to change colour, pale looking.

3. Whisk egg yolks in a seperate bowl until starting to change colour and egg whites in a seperate bowl until soft peaks are formed.

4. In a large bowl add the beaten sugar and butter with egg yolks, vanilla extract and cream. Stir. Add MAHLEPI spice, and sifted flour to the bowl. Stir.

5. Add the egg whites half first, folding into mixture then add other half, folding again. The mixture will be really soft.

6. Wipe your hand with oil and grap 1 tblsp of mixture.

7. Roll into a log 1 cm thick roughly. Find the middle then let each side hang vertically. Fold one side over the other until you have a plait. The thinner the platt the crispier the biscuits. The bigger and thicker the softer. Personally I prefer them crispier. Brush with beaten egg and place in oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.

Cook in batches, 2 trays in the oven at a time for even heat distribution. Enjoy!