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.
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.
Glyko kerassi (Cherry preserve), is one of the best traditional fruit preserves, called “spoon sweets or glyko tou koutaliou”, which can be served alone or used in many other desserts.
Glyko Karydaki, is a Greek fruit preserve of small (or young) walnuts and it is one of the best Greek traditional spoon sweets.
Glyka tou koutaliou, which means spoon sweets, are traditional, homemade sweet fruit preserves, served in a spoon as a gesture of hospitality in Greece and Cyprus. They can be made from almost any fruit, though sour and bitter fruits are especially prized. There are even spoon sweets made from vegetables and flowers.