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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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From the Greek word for doll.


  • 3 slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 1 kg (2 lb) lamb or


Soak the bread in water; squeeze dry and crumble. Mince the meat two or three times if possible, then add the soaked bread, eggs, and allspice or cinnamon. Knead vigorously to work the mixture to a smooth paste. If you have a food processor, drop in the eggs first and beat for 10 seconds; add the bread and beat for another 10 seconds. Add the meat and seasonings gradual