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Paximathakia

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Ingredients

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1½ sticks unsalted, room temperature butter
½ cup light olive oil or vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs using 1 for egg wash
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup warm milk
5 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup sesame seeds, optional

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Paximathakia

A simple and sweet paximathi recipe

Features:
  • Vegetarian

Here we make a very simple & sweet cookie version of paximathia

  • 50 minutes
  • Serves 36
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Paximathakia are a twice baked cookie, similar to biscotti, or hard rusk-style savory bread, served as thick slices. Here we make a very simple sweet cookie version perfect with coffee or tea… and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Steps

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Preheat oven to 350° degrees.

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Mix 1 cup of flour with baking powder and set aside.

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In a large bowl, beat together butter and oil until light and fluffy.

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Gradually add the sugar and vanilla extract.

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Beat in 1 egg and continue mixing.

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Dissolve baking soda in warm milk and add to butter mixture. Mix until just combined.

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Add flour mixture and mix gently as you continue to add the remaining 4 cups of flour until you have a nice, soft dough.

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Divide the dough into 3 equal parts (we use a scale for precision but you can eyeball it). Shape each dough piece into narrow loaves, about 1 inch high and 12 inches long.

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Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

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Score the tops of the dough into ½ inch slices.

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Mix 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of water and brush the loaves with the egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if using.

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Bake until lightly brown, about 20 - 25 minutes.

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Remove from oven and while still hot, careful slice all the through the scored dough.

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Lay slices on their side and return to oven.

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Bake for about 7 minutes until the side facing start starts to turn golden brown and then remove from oven and flip paximathakia over.

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Place back in oven and bake another 7 minutes until golden brown.

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Cool slightly before serving.

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