Chestnut preserve called Glyko Kastano in Greek is a wonderful winter treat and a perfect gift during Christmas.
Vanillekipferl (vanille means vanilla and kipferl, from Hungarian kifli, means crescent), are Austrian / German crescent-shaped cookies, coated with vanilla sugar. They originated in Austria, symbolizing the celebration of the victory of the Hungarian army over the Turkish in one of the many wars between the nations. You can also find them in many other countries such as Germany, …
Pomegranate liqueur like all other liqueurs is easy to make but you have to be patient and wait for the fruit to macerate in the alcohol for about a month, then prepare a simple sugar syrup and combine them. After that, you can drink it right away but as it matures it gets even better.
Quiche, pronounced keesh, is a French, savoury open tart consisting of pastry crust, filled with eggs, milk or cream, and cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables. Discover a new twist I made to this French favourite with Greek cheeses.
Gingerbread men are soft cookies, flavoured with ginger, cloves, nutmeg or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar or molasses.
This Yule Log is made with sponge cake, filled with chocolate mousse and covered with a chocolate carob flavoured buttercream.
Lamb Fricassee is a Greek dish with white sauce made with eggs and lemon juice, called Avgolemono. It can be made with either lamb or goat and the addition of various vegetables varies, depending on the season.
You all know Spanakopita right? Well, Kolokythopita me Spanaki has all the ingredients of Spanakopita, plus butternut squash! If you like Spanakopita, you will will love it!
Moussakas is the most known Greek dish. Sometimes we want to go meatless, so if you also want to avoid eating meat you should try this amazing recipe, with Greek feta and Italian mozarella, adding lots of onions, feta and a marinara sauce and topped with a bechamel sauce with feta in it.
These easy Chocolate Truffles are made from Christmas Leftover desserts. As much as we love all these desserts, no matter how many we eat, there are bound to be leftovers. Each year I make something different with the leftovers.
This delicious mushroom pie is made with homemade kourou phyllo (shortcrust pastry), mushrooms, leeks milk, eggs and feta.
Pastitsia, are the Cypriot Almond coookies, also called amygdalota. They are made with almonds and meringue, similar to macaron but they are crunchy outside, soft inside and chewy.
This Christmas Chocolate Wafer Coconut Roulade is made with a biscuit base crust and is filled with pastry cream, topped with chocolate ganache.
A twist to the Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake made with red candied fruit such as strawberries, cherries, eggplant, dried cranberries and cherry jam.
This Twix Banoffee Cheesecake is made from fresh and caramelized bananas, cream and toffee (made from boiled condensed milk, or dulce de leche), combined on a buttery biscuit base and decorated with Twix Chocolates and dulce de leche sauce.
Amygdalota, take their name from amygdala, which mean almonds in Greek and are no bake Greek cookies from the Greek islands made with blanched almonds and sugar. They are dipped in rose water and then coated with icing (confectioners’) sugar.
These Chocolate brownies, are one of America’s favorite baked treats. These homemade brownies are easy to make, rich in chocolate flavour, they are crunchy on the outside and fudgy in the middle.
Sheftali pl. Sheftalia are Cypriot oval shaped crépinettes, made with minced pork, herbs and spices which are then wrapped in caul fat and barbecued.
Galopoula Gemisti, is the Cypriot stuffed roasted turkey which is filled with finely chopped chicken giblets, rice, almonds and raisins.
Melomakarona are olive oil cookies, bathed in honey syrup, with walnuts and cinnamon, which traditionally, are made during the holiday season of Christmas and New Year.
Fricassee is a Greek recipe made with pork, lamb or chicken, with lots of lettuce, aromatic herbs and the traditional Greek avgolemono sauce.
These kid friendly Greek Fried Rice patties with vegetables is a great way to use vegetables which kids usually don’t like to eat.
Politiko Thessalonikis is a popular dessert in Northern Greece. It combines a syrupy semolina base, topped with pastry cream and cinnamon.
Walnut Jam is a very unique and unusual jam as is made with fresh green walnuts, while they are still unripe and tender. After removing the bitterness of the walnuts, they are boiled with sugar and spices.
These Baked Chicken Breasts are so simple to make and so delicious! The Chicken breasts are marinated and then baked in the oven, until they are tender and juicy!
Peinirli, pronounced Paey-Neer-LEE (peynir, Turkish for cheese) is a kind of an open faced pita (or you can even describe it as a pizza shaped gondola) with kasseri cheese, often topped with other ingredients as well.
Chestnuts, although typically they are usually categorized as nuts, but in fact they are fruit, which are produced by the chestnut tree, (castanea) (called kastana – κάστανα pr. KAH-stah-nah in Greek) , which are native to temperate climates.
Protein is essential for humans. They are a key component of muscle tissue (20-25% of total weight) while performing infinite functions in the body
This Baked or grilled Greek Lemony Calf Liver, is a super easy to make, healthy and delicious. Marinating the organ reduces its intense flavour and makes it very tender.
Spatula Kalambakas is a sponge cake with nuts, which is then moistened with a light syrup and topped with pastry cream, walnuts and cinnamon.