Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you can’t make those foods said to represent Christ’s swaddling clothes. On the contrary, they can be eaten with delight any time of the year.
Cabbage leaves stuffed with a minced meat and rice filling and served with egg and lemon sauce (avgolemono). It is a firm N. Greek favourite at Christmas. The traditional version is made with pickled cabbage (toursi) and ground pork.
“Pancakes” are piled upon each other, each one spread with honey and covered with chopped nuts. Spargana (swaddling clothes), is what they are called in NW Greece.
Very thin phyllo leaves cut in pieces, brushed with olive oil or butter and stuffed with 3/4 cup roasted and chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup roasted and chopped almonds, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbs cinnamon powder, 1/3 tsp cumin powder, 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg and 1 tsp minced orange zest. There is nothing complicated about them. Just roll up and bake them until golden.
So wonderfully tasty
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