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vasilopita

βασιλόπιτα

καλι χρόνια · Happy New Year · ναστε καλά 2018 · Βασιλόπιτα · Vasilopita

Round New Year's loaf with a coin hidden inside, which brings good luck to the person who finds it in their slice. Many families use a recipe similar to tsoureki, and sprinkle the glazed top with slivered almonds.

The bread is traditionally served on 1 January (St Basil's Day) but also throughout January: the name, or so they say, is not derived for St Basil but from 'king' βασιλεύς, similar to the French galette des rois and others.

Some call it a Χρονόπιτα (Chronopita) or 'Year pie.'

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by: Dunk 🐝