Greek Americans

Βυ ζήλος (Chloe)

Greeks coming to America

Greeks came to America because of the farmland. It was very expensive. They also came because there was unemployment. The boys go to America first. They get jobs, earn money, and send the money to their families. Some of the boys that went to America were as young as 16. That would be very scary for a 16 year old boy to go on the long trip across the Atlantic.

Greek Pie Recipe


Serves 6
I used a 20cm, round baking pan

600gr soft myzithra cheese (or ricotta)
150gr honey
3 eggs
1Tbsp corn flour
½ tsp salt
vanilla or lemon zest for flavor

more honey and cinnamon to serve (optional)

Preheat the oven to 180 C.
In a bowl mix all ingredients with a whisk wire or just a fork, until completely incorporated.
Brush a baking pan with oil or butter and pour the Melópita batter in.
Bake for 40 min or until golden.
Serve Melópita warm or at room temperature drizzled with honey and dusted with cinnamon.

This is traditional Greek clothing that men and women would wear.