This delicious Turkey soup, which is one of my favorites, is made with the carcass of our roasted turkey, which we make during Christmas.
This Carob Syrup and Spiced Ginger Chocolate Cake is made with one of my favourite Cypriot ingredients called “teratsomelo” and this is the syrup extracted from carobs.
Loukoumia tou Gamou, are the Cypriot Wedding Cakes, offered in Cyprus at weddings, instead of bombonieres (favours), which are offered in Greece.
If you love the taste of lemon, these Lemon Shortbread Cookies are tart and lemony and melt in your mouth, that you cannot eat just one!
This Christmas Chocolate Wafer Coconut Roulade is made with a biscuit base crust and is filled with pastry cream, topped with chocolate ganache.
Kalikantzari, which are malevolent goblins, in Greek and Cypriot folklore tradition, get out of the depth of earth during the twelve days of Christmas.
Vassilopita is our traditional New Year’s cake which is also made as a Sweet Brioche Bread, called “Tsoureki”.
There are many ways to make this cake, so you can learn all about the tradition behind the cake and another recipe in my last year’s post.
Zalatina, as it is called in Cyprus, or pichti in Greece, is a traditional delicacy, served as an appetizer, originally made from the head and trotters of the pig, which create a gel when it sets.
Brining a turkey makes it moistier. You can either brine it in a water solution with salt, water, sugar and spices or dry brine it.
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.