Chestnut preserve called Glyko Kastano in Greek is a wonderful winter treat and a perfect gift during Christmas.
Pasta Frolla is an Italian shortbread pastry tart, similar to the one we call Pasta Flora, in Greece made with Pâte brisée and topped with Jam. The word “pasta” means dough and “frolla”, as explained to me by my friend Simona, means tender in Italian, as it is a very flaky dough.
Chestnut and Dulce de Leche is a homemade spread which is easy to make and can be bottled in pretty jars as gifts.
This Watermelon Rinds fruit preserve (in Greek glyko karpouzi), is made using a mini watermelon about the size of a regular football ball. Some of the flesh has also been left on the rind.