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Venizelika Limnou

Βενιζελικά Λήμνου

Chocolate and chopped or ground almond fudge balls with a touch of Cointreau or cherry brandy, encased in a vanilla icing

It was a treat invented for the visit of Eleftherios Venizelos on the island of Limnos in 1912, when it officially became part of Greece after the Balkan Wars. They still make them in the local shops and are often served at weddings or other special events.

Desserts, pastries and sweets

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by paxxi