Vassilopitta (or Vasilopita) is a Greek New Year's Day cake that contains a hidden coin. It is cut on the first day of the year to bless the house and bring good luck in the new year, with extra fortune going to the receiver of the hidden coin.
A mouthwatering Greek walnut cake recipe (karidopita), scented with the aromas and blends of cinnamon and grounded clove. Find out how to make the perfect walnut cake with this traditional Greek recipe here. Made with Melba toast crumbs & walnuts.
A Greek Christmas tradition, Christopsomo translates as "bread of Christ." Some families decorate the bread with a cross or "X." The letter "X" is the first letter in the Greek word for Christ and was used as an early abbreviation. Hence "Xmas.