Who doesn’t love chocolate? I kind of love dark chocolate and adore that bitter dark flavor! However, it is an acquired taste though. The old saying goes…….”We are what we eat”. This means that to remain healthy and fit and active we must eat Healthy! All of us could use a brain boost from…
A delicious Peach Pavlova, which is guilt free, with less calories, as Greek yoghurt is mixed in the whipped cream, making it lighter but even more delicious! The meringues or mpezedes, as we call them in Greek, which were flavoured with citrus essence, are very aromatic and melt in your mouth, making this dessert exceptional.
Traditional Lambriatika Koulourakia (also called Paschalina Koulourakia), are Greek Easter butter cookies, which are traditionally made only during Easter and have a distinct flavour as baking ammonia is used as the leavening agent.
Kok pronounced like “coq” or the smaller, mini ones which are called kokakia (pr. coqakia) are small sponge cookies which after being wet with syrup, are filled with a vanilla pastry cream and then the top sponge is covered with a chocolate ganache.
Tyrompiskota (pronounced Tee-roh-mpi-SKOH-tah) literally mean cheese biscuits. I made them based on other shortbread cookies I have made in the past by adding cheese and spices.
Macarons are the new madness, frenziness, fashion, trend or whatever else you want to call it in desserts. It is a meringue cookie and its main ingredients are egg whites, sugar and ground almonds. Macarons can be filled with buttercream, jam, lemon curd, pastry cream, whipped cream, chocolate ganache or any other filling you like.
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.
There always seems to be a new trend in baking and after the frenzy of cupcakes a couple of years ago, where everybody was making cupcakes and then last year with macaroons, this year I have read that whoopie pies will be the new trend, so I am sure we will be seeing A LoT…
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!