A Successful Ghapama Day at St. David Armenian Church in Boca Raton
By Robyn Kalajian
FLArmenians Cuisine Contributor
After much hard work and anticipation, Yeretsgin Anna and her team of devoted Armenian School-Sunday School mothers, put together a most enjoyable array of refreshments for the parishioners of St. David Armenian Church on Sunday, October 26th.
The women prepared Ghapama and Jingalov Hats as part of a Cultural Day program for the children who attend Armenian language and religion classes in the church’s Manoogian School. The students, dressed in Halloween costumes, participated by helping fill the hollowed pumpkins with a mixture of rice, nuts, and assorted dried fruit.
Honey was drizzled into the rice filling, and melted butter was ladled over the top of each pumpkin before baking.
The result was a delicious taste of Armenia enjoyed by all!