What to expect from this year’s St. Louis County Greekfest

Food And Drink

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Who’s up for some Opa! Here’s your chance to pick it up curbside. 

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church is getting ready for a new version of the St. Louis County Greek Festival. The Greek festival is once again utilizing online ordering and curbside-only pickup for 2021. Orders can be placed on the festival’s website.

As a bonus, we also have a recipe for you to make your own Baklava.


Baklava recipe:

Oven: 375 degrees
Yield: 15″ x 18″ pan (100 pieces)

2 lbs. shelled walnuts or pecans
3/4 cup sugar
4 tsp cinnamon
2 lbs. sweet butter, melted
2 pounds phyllo

Syrup:
4 cups sugar
3 cups water
1/2 cup honey
1 stick cinnamon
1/2 lemon juice

Mix nuts, sugar and cinnamon together and put aside.

  • Grease pan well with melted butter.
  • Lay out six pastry sheets in pan, one at a time, buttering each one.
  • Sprinkle with nut mixture.
  • Repeat this process until you have six sheets left on top.
  • Place in refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove and cut into diamond shapes.
  • Place a clove in middle of each piece.
  • Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
  • Then, reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional30 minutes.
  • Cool. Prepare syrup by boiling all ingredients together for 15-20 minutes. Pour hot syrup over cooled baklava.

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