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.
Here I am. I made it to the second challenge of Project Food Blog. Wow, that’s really an achievement taking into consideration that almost 2000 food bloggers have now been eliminated down to 400. I am now posting from Cyprus but as I don’t have an internet access at home, I won’t be able to…
One of the dishes we tried in Rome was ravioli and I loved their sauce. I don’t know what kind of sauce they make but it was delicious and as I had never served ravioli with a sauce before, I decided to make a marinara sauce to serve them. In the Piazza di Campo dei…
Kaltsounia or Lychnarakia are Cretan cookies, traditionally made during Easter. They have a sweet pastry shell and are filled with anthotyro (ricotta).
Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made from ladyfingers that have been lightly soaked in espresso coffee, layered by a cream made from whipped egg yolks, sugar, and mascarpone cheese. The last layer is topped with cocoa powder or grated chocolate.
Another thing we tried, while in Rome was Calzone. Although I had heard of calzone, I thought it would be much smaller and imagined it to be something like a turnover with phyllo pastry, similar to the Greek bourekia otherwise called Kaltsounia in Crete (do you see any similarities in the name?). However, kaltsounia are…
Insalata Caprese, which means Salad made in Capri, the region of Campania, in Italy, is a simple salad using plum tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and season
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.
Halloumi-graviera pull-aparts are individual filled bread placed next to each other and baked so that when baked they join into one large bread which can easily be separated by pulling each piece.
Tyropita (pr. tee- row -pee-ta) (τυρóπιτα), from tyri (cheese) + pita = pie is a Greek pastry made with different cheese fillings.