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Giochades

Giochades: Homemade Thracian pasta, thin and crispy ribbons roasted over coals, made from flour, eggs, semolina, and more.

Giofkades
Giochades, Gioufkades, or Giofkades

Giochades (sometimes spelled gioufkades or giofkades) are basically homemade hilopites. They are a purely Thracian recipe brought to the town of Strymoniko by Thracian refugees. The name comes from the Turkish word Yufka which signifies large sheets of pasta that are generally round and widely used for making pita of all sorts. They are roasted on a special utensil with a large cast-iron surface set over coals.

Giochades are thin, crispy ribbons of pasta, which are stored in small canvas bags, or in times of poverty in old pillowcases, or in plastic, tightly sealed containers.
They are made from flour, eggs, coarse semolina, sour yeast, milk, and water.

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