Katimeri from Aetoloakarnania
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Katimeri from Aetoloakarnania

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Ingredients

700 gr flour sifted for all uses
300 ml. olive oil
200 gr almond chopped
200 gr nuts coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon grated
15 gr clove grated
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1 tbsp sesame roasted
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
A little salt
1 shot orange liqueur or cognac
A little water
For the syrup
1 liter of water
500 gr sugar
2 tablespoons honey
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • For the syrup

Directions

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Katimeri from Aetoloakarnania

Customary festive dessert that brings luck since it has almonds, walnuts, honey, herbs and sesame.
Sweets with many seeds, according to tradition give joy to the home that are made and to those who share them. The katimeria, are found in many variations, in different regions of our country. In Kos island we fill them with local cheese, honey and cinnamon, the women from Smyrni bathe them with syrup and in the Peloponnese they are stuffed with sweet cream and nuts or dried figs. In Central Greece the stuffing has pumpkin, raisins and walnuts and in the Kastanochoria area, the chestnut cream gives a distinctive flavor.

We give you the most delicious recipe from the mainland—Aetoloakarnania. Enjoy..

 

Katimeri from Aetoloakarnania

From Persefoni, of the restaurant «The mansion of Persefonis» in Messolongi

Steps

1
Done

Put in the mixer water together with the sifted flour, sugar, olive oil and salt and beat with the whisk until you achieve a pliable dough that unsticks from your hands.

2
Done

Cut the dough into balls and cover with a towel.

3
Done
30 Λεπτά

Let it «rest» for 30 minutes.

4
Done

Prepare the filling.

In a bowl put the walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, breadcrumbs, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and finally cognac. Mix well until the mix is homogeneous.

5
Done

Roll out with a rolling pin sheets that should be relatively thin. For greater ease of opening we sprinkle also the rolling pin and the surface we roll the sheet.

6
Done

Sprinkle with olive oil and in the middle put the filling.

7
Done

Make it a roll and then turn it in a round shape.

8
Done

Put them in a baking pan all around.

9
Done

In a skillet, heat well the olive oil and pour it all over the katimeria to give them a nice color.

10
Done
30 Λεπτά

Put the pan in a well preheated oven and bake at 180 °C for 30 minutes.

11
Done

We leave our sweets to cool and we make a pot of syrup. Pour the water and sugar and after it has begun to thicken then add honey.

12
Done

Mix well and as the syrup is hot pour it on our sweets that have already cooled.

13
Done

After a while cut the katimeri into pieces.

The taste…

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