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An opened package of "akanes" sweets
Type Confectionery
Place of origin Greece
Main ingredients Starch, sugar, butter
Cookbook:Akanés  Akanés
Not to be confused with Akane.

Akanes is a Greek sweet similar to loukoumi, only that it is flavoured with fresh butter rather than fruit essences.[1] It is made exclusively in the town of Serres in Northern Greece. The origin of the name "akanes" dates back to the period of the Ottoman occupation of Greece. A theory for the name states that when the local governors would tell the Greeks preparing the sweet "aka", which means "stir" in Turkish and they would reply in Greek "ne", which means "yes".[2] The sweet is available especially in the regional unit of Serres and in delicacy shops throughout Greece.


  1. ^ Flavours and essences used in "loukoumi" and "akanes"
  2. ^ "Lailia" traditional akanes, Vassakis (packaging literature)

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