What goes into making all those pastries that we grab up at the Greek Festival?
Have a craving for Baklava, Koulourakia or anything else you can’t pronounce but know you love?
At the St. Barbara Odyssey Greek Festival, none of these delicacies are store bought, parishioners, young and old, bake every day during the festival so everything is fresh from the oven.
It is estimated that they make 40,000 pastries for the festival, using about 950 lbs sugar; 1,000 lbs butter; 1,000 lbs flour; and 750 lbs filo dough.
If you don’t have time, or don’t want to eat your pastries there, they have thought ahead and prepackaged a variety of these sweets in carry out containers for your convenience.
Up on top of the hill, you can watch the women make the Loukoumades (donut balls) and get them “to go” in a Styrofoam container — but be sure to grab a fork, they won’t last until you get home.
Today is the final day of the Greek Festival, don’t miss out, it won’t be back til NEXT Labor Day.