Greek Baklavas (pronounced Mpah-klah-VHASS), is a delicious traditional dessert made of layers of crispy golden brown phyllo, filled with chopped nuts and bathed into scented honey syrup! It is pronounced Mpah-klah-VHAS with an S at the end of the word (and not baklava – BAH-klah-vah)), as it is known in other countries. History of…
Syrupy Greek Desserts
Galaktoboureko, (pr. ga-lahk-to-BOO-reh-koh), also written Galaktomboureko or Galatoboureko, is possibly the king of sweets for many in Greece and the one I prefer the most. A fabulous semolina cream, rich and consistent, lies in the middle, between thin layers of crispy phyllo which are bathed in syrup.
Halvas – Χαλβάς (plural Halvades) is one of our favourite Lenten desserts, which is made on the stove top with olive oil and semolina and then drenched in syrup.
Kantaifi is a Greek traditional Greek dessert, made of kataifi dough, which encloses a filling with chopped almonds, sugar and cinnamon.
These baked peaches with butter, honey and cinnamon are so easy to make as it only needs takes five minutes to prepare them and fifteen minutes to bake them. The addition of butter, honey and cinnamon makes a caramelized syrup to serve them with.
Peach compote is a simple and delicious dessert, made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup. It’s very easy to make and can be eaten as a simple dessert on its own, or it goes well with ice cream, with Greek yoghurt, served with crepes or pancakes, on top of puddings, etc.
Glyko Portokali (orange fruit preserve) is one of the most popular Greek preserves. The traditional way of making “glyko portokali”, is by using the peels making them into rolls whereas this one uses the whole fruit.
Halvas (plural halvades) is a Greek semolina pudding, variations of which are found in many cultures.
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!
Baklavas is one of the best Greek desserts, which is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of phyllo, filled with chopped nuts with spices among the layers and drenched with syrup.