Bogana is a traditional dish from Argolida, Peloponnese, with Leg of Lamb, roasted with whole baby potatoes and tomatoes. What makes it different and more delicious from other roasted lamb is the addition of ewe’s and goat milk butter which gives its wonderful taste.
Lamb Exohiko (country style) is a dish which comes from Roumeli, usually made using leftover lamb, vegetables and cheese, wrapped in a parcel and baked. It can be wrapped in parchment paper or phyllo.
Kourabiedes are Greek cookies, similar to shortbread cookies, coated with icing sugar. Their main ingredients are butter, icing sugar and flour.
Mandarin Melomakarona are Greek honey cookies, made with olive oil, flavoured with mandarin and drenched in a honey syrup, with lots of walnuts on top.
This year, like every Christmas, I have made some of the traditional Greek desserts I make every year. These melt in your mouth kourabiedes, which are buttery, shortbread cookies, are based on the recipe contained in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste! The basic ingredients are the same but this year…
Every year the economic situation is getting worse , especially here in Greece. We are still grateful to have food on our plates but things are expected to get worse during the new year, as more austerity measures have already been announced. Every year I put a list of holiday food for my readers to…
These easy Chocolate Truffles are made from Christmas Leftover desserts. As much as we love all these desserts, no matter how many we eat, there are bound to be leftovers. Each year I make something different with the leftovers.
Vassilopita is a traditional Greek cake or bread with a coin inside, named after St. Basil, which is made for New Year’s Day.
During the Christmas period, I indulge into using more butter than I use throughout the whole year. But then what would Christmas be without making cookies and other desserts? After six months of diet I have learned to restrain myself and until today I have only tried a small piece from each to see…
Tsourekia is a brioche type of sweet bread which is braided and is part of our Easter and Christmas traditions. These are the tsourekia I made last year. I made them with chestnut filling and glazed them with chocolate. The chestnut filling is optional but it’s an addition that surely adds to the wonderful taste….