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Μνημόσινο Βενιζέλων – In memory of Venizelos

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Το μνημόσυνο των Βενιζέλων (Ελευθερίου και Σοφοκλή) έγινε τη περασμένη Κυριακή στα Χανιά.


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In Greece we do a memorial service each year for the dead people. This takes place the first Sunday after the day of the death. You can read more about this service at this page of Wiki.

Last Sunday that memorial service for two former Prime Ministers of Greece took place at their graveyard near the city of Chania. It was for Eleftherios Venizelos (Mournies Chania, 23 August 1864 – Paris, 18 March 1936)and for Sophoklis Venizelos (3 November 1894 – 7 February 1964).

Eleftherios Venizelos was one of the greatest statesmen of modern Greece. He played a significant role in the autonomy of the Cretan State and later in the union of Crete with Greece. Also under his leadership, Greece doubled in area and population during the Balkan wars (1912–13) with the liberation of Macedonia, Epirus and brought Greece on the side of the Allies in the World War I. Though with his policies he came in direct conflict with the monarchy, causing the National Schism that lasted for decades, he also set the basis for the modernization of the Greek society. Venizelos defined an entire era in Greek history, and is still a point of reference in Greek politics today. You can read further at Wiki’s page.

Sophoklis Venizelos was a prominent Greek politician who three times served as Prime Minister of Greece. He was the second son of Eleftherios Venizelos and here is his Wiki page for you to read more about him, if you wish to.


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Σαρικόπιτες – Sarikopites

(Για να μπορέσετε να δείτε τα video σταματήστε τη μουσική).
(Stop the music so as to be able to follow the videos).

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Υλικά

½ κιλό αλεύρι σκληρό
1 ποτήρι. νερό
3 κουτ. σουπ. ελαιόλαδο
3 κουτ. σουπ. Ρακί
½ κιλό ξινή μυζήθρα
ελαιόλαδο για το τηγάνισμα
μέλι (για το σερβίρισμα)

Η εκτέλεση στο video

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Ingredients

We prepare the dough with:
1/2 kilo (or 1.102 pounds) of flour
1 glass of water, and a litle salt
3 tablespoons of oil
3 tablespoons of raki, or vinegar

1/2 kilo (or 1.102 pd) goat cheese called mezithra

Olive oil to fry

Honey or sugar to add on top when served.

Preparation

Open a very thin line of the dough.

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Using a wooden round stick
Spray floor on top of the dough
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Roll the stick
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and press it on the table to make it thin.
This is done several times to make the dough thin and big.
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put the goat cheese
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this is the max quantity of goat cheese
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cut the dough and whirl the cordon of the dough with the goat cheese in it. The hole thing reminds of a sariki, which is an old head kerchief, and that is how they got their name (sarikopites).
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Fry sarikopites in lots of oil, put them in the oil when it is very hot to become crispy
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When you put them on the plate have thick paper to absord the oil.

Serve it with honey or sugar at preference. In Crete we offer raki together with sarikopites.

Now watch the video to see how the old lady makes them.