Koulourakia; Greek Easter cookies

My friend is Greek/Australian. Most people in Australia identify with some other culture alongside their Australian-ness. I like that.

She is an amazing cook and has a repertoire of traditional Greek food that comes from being a mother of 5. She is entirely incapable of cooking for one.

Ingredients

  • 250g butter (8.8 oz.)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 25g powdered baking ammonia (1 and a half tbsps)
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 1kg all-purpose flour  (35 oz.)
  • 2 egg yolks and 1 tbsp water for glazing the koulourakia