Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Making Christmas bread

Christopsomo (Χριστόψωμο = Christ's bread), is a Greek bread decorated with a cross.
Christopsomo is a rich, round loaf scented with wine soaked figs, anise and orange. It sometimes contains such ingredients as nuts, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and mastiha, a dried pine raisin. The preparation of Christopsomo is considered a sacred tradition in Greek Orthodox homes, and the care with which it is made is said to ensure the well-being of the home in the year to come.
 (from Wikipedia)

The students of the 5th Grade made Christopsomo with their teacher, Ms Helen, and I took a few photos of the preparation of the bread.

Here is the slideshow:

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