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How happy you make me when you find many ways to show me your love! A beautiful way was chosen by Mrs. Georgia Koutoulakis from Archanes, Heraklion. I opened my messages one morning and read: "Have a nice day, sweet girl!" and a photo of her famous buns to accompany the wish.

I responded, "Mrs. Georgia, I want the recipe." "Very happy to oblige," was her spontaneous response. She gladly sent me the recipe in a photo from her notebook - you know, those notebook treasures! I imagine Mrs. Georgia will have accumulated in this notebook a wealth of recipes that we would all want to have in our own.
This category of "Mousafirides" belongs to all of you who cook with love and care.
You've touched my heart for two months now. Every morning I get a lot of goodies from friends and friends of the page and so every day is more beautiful with your love and wishes.
I want to dwell a little more here on my reference to the notebooks of recipes we occasionally discover in our grandmothers’ drawers, in things left behind by people who passed away and unfortunately get thrown into the trash. In notebooks and on sheets of paper we note recipes mainly from our elderly housewives and girlfriends.
I think it is part of our 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' that we have a duty to preserve, especially in Crete, because many of these recipes hide the traditional Cretan cuisine, what we call Cretan diet.
Thank you very much, Mrs. Georgia. I hope to meet you soon in person.


400g olive oil
200g of wine
200g of sugar
20g of baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
2 vanilla essences
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
200g sesame
1 kg of flour (approx.)

In a bowl, put all the liquids, add the soda and stir. Add the sugar, coconut oil, vanilla and mix by hand until the sugar has melted.
Put in the sesame, after cleaning it first. Mix flour with baking powder and pour in slowly.
You should have a soft dough. Let it rest for about half an hour.
Use a special cookie cutter like in the pictures sent by Mrs. Georgia or make the cookies by flattening the dough and cut with a mug.
Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper and place the cookies on it.
Bake at 180 degrees for half an hour.

Good luck!!!