Saturday, June 30, 2012

Koupes - cracked wheat snack with mushroom filling.

The Italians do a snack called aranacini. The Greeks do a similar snack called Koupes using cracked wheat instead of rice.
Mum would make this during lent when we were supposed to avoid meat and use a cooked mushroom filling.
Koupes in depth instructions

3 cups water
2 cups cracked wheat
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup plain flour
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  1. Soak the wheat in water and let it sit for 2 hours.
  2. The mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Make the mixture into balls and fill each ball with any mince filling or a cooked mushroom filling.
  4. Deep fry or bake the balls until brown and serve with lemon!

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