Koulourakia by Oma

4 c. sugar                                               ½ tsp. baking powder

12 eggs                                                  1 tbsp. vanilla

2 c. milk                                                 1 tsp. baking soda

2 c. Crisco                                              5 lb. flour

1 lb. sweet butter                             Sesame seeds

 Beat eggs and sugar together with milk.  Add Crisco, butter, and vanilla.  Sift flour, baking soda, and baking powder together and add to egg mixture.  Mix well.  If you do not have a heavy-duty mixer, mix with hands so that ingredients are well mixed.  Form into twists, brush with beaten egg, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Bake at 375 degrees until light golden brown.

(Submitted by Maria Pappas