I am sure you are fed up seeing pumpkin recipes, but when I saw this cute little butternut squash in the supermarket, I couldn’t resist buying it. It’s been years that I wanted to make a pumpkin pie but never got around making it. I read a lot of pumpkin recipes on line and in the end I made something unique. I made this delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart, using Greek yoghurt, cream cheese and honey.
Bougatsa, is the name of a specific Greek pastry, filled with custard, made with corn flour (starch) or semolina and sprinkled with icing sugar and cinnamon on top.
This delicious mushroom pie is made with homemade kourou phyllo (shortcrust pastry), mushrooms, leeks milk, eggs and feta.
Kolokythopita (pronounced koh-loh-kee-THOH-pee-tah) in Greek Κολοκυθόπιτα is a compound word from “kolokythi” (squash) and pita (pie). This Greek savory pie is made with butternut squash and fresh myzithra, a cheese from Chania, Crete.
Kotopita is one of many types of pita, or Greek savory pies. After making the pork and beef galettes using leeks, I wanted to try leeks with chicken as well. You can make the recipe from scratch or use leftover chicken or turkey. I based this pie on the Chicken Pie I used to make …
Tiganopsomo, which means fried bread is very easy to make. All you need is any kind of yeast bread dough, which is fried in olive oil. Some times it is filled with cheese, such as feta or any other hard Greek cheese but when it is not filled, it can turn into a dessert by sprinkling some honey or icing sugar and cinnamon on top.
Vegan Spanakopita or Nistisimi Spanakopita, is a Lenten version of a spinach pie, which we make during Lent without any egg or cheese. A small amount of semolina is added in the filling to bind the ingredients.
Daktyla, also called daktyla kyrion (meaning ladies fingers) is the most popular Cypriot dessert made with phyllo which is very crisp and very juicy, filled with almonds, cinnamon and sugar. They are fried and then drenched in syrup, scented with anthonero (orange blossom water), which make them irresistible.
28th October is ‘OXI or Ochi’ day, pronounced O-hee, meaning NO. No, is what Greece’s prime minister, Ioannis Metaxas, replied on 28 October, 1940 to Mussolini’s ultimatum to allow Axis forces to enter Greece and occupy key locations in the country, 1940 – 1941).
This autumn fruit crumble is not just another usual crumble as it quite unusual. Apart from apples, which is one of the fruit for autumn recipes, I combined it with delicious quince and with pumpkin.