Our Top 10 Favorite Greek Desserts & Pastries
After a great meal, there's nothing like enjoying a sweet Grecian dessert over Greek coffee or Frappe.
And for many people, the popular pastries are a huge draw at the many Greek Fests enjoyed throughout the summer months and at great restaurants all year round.
While Loukoumades and Baklava often steal the spotlight, we also found eight other sweet treats that round out the list of our favorite Greek desserts.
Following is a brief description of our top 10 favorite Greek pastries and treats:
• Baklava -- A dessert made of layers of phyllo pastry, filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.
• Loukoumades -- A pastry made of deep fried dough coated in honey and cinnamon
• Kourambiedes -- Greek butter cookies coated in powdered sugar that can be made with or without nuts.
• Galaktobouriko -- A seminola-based custard flavored with lemon, orange or rose and baked in phyllo that is coated in a clear sweet syrup.
• Melomakarona -- Egg-shaped cookies made with flour, olive oil, honey, sugar, orange zet, cognac, cinnamon and walnuts.
• Koulouria -- A traditional Greek Easter cookie that is butter-based with a hint of vanilla and egg glaze on top.
• Diples -- Thin sheet-like dough rolled into long thin strips, fried and folded in hot oil and then dipped in a honey-based syrup and sprinkled with chopped nuts.
• Kataifi -- A pastry made with nuts on the inside, wrapped in shredded wheat and soaked in sugar or honey syrup.
• Flogeres -- Chopped walnuts and almonds layered between rolled phyllo dough sheets, baked and then soaked in a sweet honey syrup.
• Karidopita -- Walnut cake flavored with cinnamon, then bathed in sweet syrup.