Have your heard of Aquafaba before? Since you are reading this article, you probably want to learn more about the technique to make it, right? Etymology The word aquafaba is a combination of two Latin words: aqua which means water and faba, which means beans or other leguminous plants. What is Aquafaba? Aquafaba is the liquid produced after boiling…
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…
Gingerbread men are soft cookies, flavoured with ginger, cloves, nutmeg or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar or molasses.
An easy recipe for a variety of delicious Almond and Cinnamon Thumbprint Cookies with a video tutorial to help you make these cookies.
Lavender-Lemon Shortbread Cookies are so aromatic and these two ingredients pair well with each other as well as with mint. They are buttery and rich in flavour and if you are a fan of lemony desserts, you will love them.
Melomakarona are Greek, spiced cookies, made with olive oil, drenched in a honey syrup and walnuts are sprinkled on top. This time they are stuffed with white chocolate, toasted walnuts and raspberry jam!
Each year I make a Christmas Cake, Melomakarona and Kourabiedes. This year I created some unconventional Greek Christmas Desserts. Instead of making the same, over and over, I love tweaking my recipes, so I let my imagination run wild and turn them into something different each year.
Kourabiedes are Greek cookies, similar to shortbread cookies, coated with icing sugar. Their main ingredients are butter, icing sugar and flour.
Mandarin Melomakarona are Greek honey cookies, made with olive oil, flavoured with mandarin and drenched in a honey syrup, with lots of walnuts on top.
This year, like every Christmas, I have made some of the traditional Greek desserts I make every year. These melt in your mouth kourabiedes, which are buttery, shortbread cookies, are based on the recipe contained in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste! The basic ingredients are the same but this year…