This galette des Rois (French Kings’ Cake), is made with store bought puff pastry and filled with almond paste and marzipan. However, you can use homemade puff pastry and any other filling you like.
Chronia Polla, Chronia Polla, is a Greek wish, which literally means wishing you many years. It i’s used on most occasions where there is a celebration, like today, on birthdays, name days, Christmas, Easter etc, wishing the other person longevity. Today Epiphany day, in Greek Theophaneia and those whose name is Theofanis, Theofania, Photis, Photini, …
Xerotigana (pr. Ksae -roh -TEE – gha – na), is a simple recipe, made with flour, baking powder, salt and water to make a thick batter and then fried. They are served with sugar, honey or other syrups, such as leftover syrups from fruit presereves (glyka tou koutaliou) but can also be served with petimezi or haroupomelo.
Kalikantzari, which are malevolent goblins, in Greek and Cypriot folklore tradition, get out of the depth of earth during the twelve days of Christmas.