In Greek: σούπα τραχανά, pronounced SOO-pah trah-hah-NAH
Trahanas is a favorite Greek pasta and this soup is a favorite in Greek homes around the country. This version of the soup comes from Andros, an island in the Cyclades. Trahanas comes in two versions - sweet (made with milk) and sour (made with yogurt or sour traditional buttermilk) and is used to taste.
- Add the pasta, water, and bouillon cube to a pot and bring to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 17 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon to prevent from sticking to the pot.
- While simmering, lightly fry the bread in butter to make croutons.
- Add the milk and crumbled cheese to the soup, and stir. Cook 3 minutes more and remove from heat. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Serve with croutons.