The name Kourabies has its roots in the words kuru, which means dry, and biye, which means biscuit. It is most likely that this name originated from Turkey and made its way into the Greek language during the period of Ottoman rule.

Kourabies is a traditional Greek treat and a classic among all Greek home-baked goodies and a symbol of Greek hospitality as it is customary to welcome guests into your home by offering them these sweet treats. 

Many regions claim the origin of the recipe and every place has its own version, which it proudly passes on from generation to generation. This explains the countless number of versions that can be found today in different parts of Greece.

Petit Grecs follow a family recipe which is based on the most famous and widespread Kavala recipe, a city built at the foot of Mount Symvolo steeped in history.

A classic Greek treat meets a classic Greek plant. Well known from ouzo, the traditional Greek aperitif, anise – also called aniseed – is a plant native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. Anise is sweet and very aromatic, with a very characteristic flavour.
The anise has been combined with pistachio from the Greek island of Aegina, considered to be among the finest pistachios in the world.
Kourabies with anise is an ideal after lunch or after dinner dessert..

Price x 180g box

Ingredients: Wheat flour, butter, pistachios 14%, caster sugar, baking powder, anise seeds.

Nutritional Values per serving (per shortbread)
Energy: 108 kcal
Fat: 6.3 g
of which saturates: 3.4 g
Carbohydrates: 11.5 g
of which sugars: 6.5 g
Protein: 1.4 g

Fibre: 0.7g
Salt: 22mg