Monday, April 13, 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: Easter sweets!

It's a tradition for my family to make our own sweets for Easter. When I was child I was looking forward to these days to come in order to make with my mom and sister a dough for "tsoureki".- Tsoureki is a kind of sweet bread that my family makes at Easter.- I was waiting until the dough was ready and then my mom split it in many pieces. One of them was mine and another one was for my sister. Years came by and now I'm the mom who seperates and splits the dough. After so many years of making the "tsoureki" I still find magic the way that the dough rises and double its size!

These two little dough children are Lazarus,
one for every child that lives in the house.


We also make buns in several shapes.

This year my youngest won our family's prize for the nicest bun! She made a special flower-bun!

Our work doesn't stop when the oven is turned off. I prepare four baskets with the sweets for the grandmothers and my girls' godmothers who come home to bring to their godchildren a candle and a present(usually shoes).

HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY!!!

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16 comments:

Louise said...

Always in the kitchen! Those breads looks SOOOOO wonderful.

Sylvia K said...

All of those breads do look so delicious!! Thanks for sharing your world with such great photos!

antigoni said...

I can't wait to taste one of these buns and cookies.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Wow, I am sure it taste just like it shown...
Great shots, thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful week
Mary ElizabethBlog.

Martha said...

How wonderful to have the family tradition continue.

ewok1993 said...

that's a lovely tradition that you keep going with your own family. i bet those taste awesome.

kayleen said...

Mmmm looks absolutely delicious. Making me hungry!

Nebraska Birding

Janie said...

Your bread looks delicious. And that flower bun is very cute.

Erin said...

a very happy easter week to you...your breads look absolutely wonderful... and the flower shaped one your daughter prepared is sweet.

thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That bread looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

J said...

they look sooooo good - do you export to china at all?! ;)

Tarolino said...

What beautiful buns you make but the flower buns were just too sweet. LOL! You have a very clever girl to make such artwork out of dough. I enjoyed your easter report and thought it a nice tradition to bring shoes for the children as presents. They outgrow their old ones so quickly.

Love your camomile photos below. We get these flowers too in Finland but much later in the middle of the summer.

Titania said...

It is beautiful to keep these traditions alive. The breads look very artistic, especially the "flowerbuns"!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

absolutely beautiful baking marina - i'm waiting for easter day to wish you a happy easter

ayamlin said...

Hi marina!
they look very yammy!
In Japan it's 11 at night.
but seeing your bread, I'm getting hungry!!!
I wish I celebrated Easter with you at your place!

B Squared said...

They look so good!