Lamb is the star of the Easter lunch and we want to offer you an exquisite recipe from Tuscany, a classic. How to prepare the leg of lamb in milk.
Everybody loves a good lamb pie wrapped in puff pastry and this one is made with leftover lamb on the spit, a few days after Easter with the addition of leeks, spring onions, dill and graviera cheese, which is just delicious!
Greek-style deviled eggs are a twist to the classic, made with olive oil homemade mayonnaise and tzatziki, garnished with Kalamata olives, bell peppers and capers.
This Spring salad is easy to make with leftover Easter Eggs. This is based on a salad we used to make on Easter day in Cyprus and I have enriched it with more herbs, which makes it delicious and also very healthy.
Kokoretsi is a traditional Greek Easter dish consisting mainly of seasoned lamb or goat offal wrapped with lamb or goat intestines.
Ovelias is a Greek Easter tradition where a whole lamb is roasted on the spit. The word ovelias pronounced Oh-veh-LI-as comes from the ancient Greek word “ovelos” which used to be a wooden or steel rod, where pieces of meat were skewered on and slowly cooked. Nowdays, the word “ovelias” means a whole lamb cooked for Easter on the spit.
Flaounes pr. flah-OU-ness (singular flaouna) is a traditional Cypriot Easter cheese bread made with an aromatic yeasted phyllo dough, filled with a special Cypriot cheese, called Pafitiko, made during the Easter period especially for flaounes, flavoured with Masticha (mastic resin), mahlepi (mahleb) and mint.
Tsourekia (singular tsoureki) pronounced tsou-RHAE-khia, is a kind of brioche sweet bread which is made in Greece during Easter.
Koulourakia Paschalina are Greek Easter Traditional Cookies, which are crispy outside and soft inside, full of orange flavour.
Magiritsa is a traditional Greek Easter offal soup which is the first thing served after the midnight mass on Saturday evening.