This time of the year I don’t feel like posting any other recipes than cookies or cakes so I’ve opened my file and found lots of recipes I made throughout the year and I think this would be the best time to post them. I am starting with one recipe which I made last Christmas…
cookies and biscuits
Pastitsia, are the Cypriot Almond coookies. They are made with almonds and meringue, similar to macaron but they are crunchy outside, soft inside and chewy.
These melt in your mouth kourabiedes (Kourabies (pl. kourabiedes, pronounced kou-rah-be-EH-thez), are the Greek shortbread cookies made during Christmas.
This Christmas Chocolate Wafer Coconut Roulade is made with a biscuit base crust and is filled with pastry cream, topped with chocolate ganache.
Kaltsounia or Lychnarakia are Cretan cookies, traditionally made during Easter. They have a sweet pastry shell and are filled with anthotyro (ricotta).
I wanted to make something sweet but as this was not planned I opened my kitchen closets and looked for ingredients to see what I could make. I did not have eggs, I did not have enough regular sugar, I did not have vanilla, I looked into the drawers where my spices are looking for…
These Honey, Peanut butter, Chocolate and Pastelli Cookies are nistisima (Lenten) made with peanut butter, honey, sunflower oil, dark sugar and flour. After making the dough, I made three different kinds by adding chocolate and two types of pastelli in them.
Melomakarona with Pecans are one of our Christmas traditional cookies which are infused in honey. They have no butter, no eggs, nothing dairy but they are so tasty you cannot just eat one.
Kourabiedes are Greek cookies, similar to shortbread cookies which are flavoured with vanilla, filled with toasted almonds and when baked they are coated in icing sugar.
These spiced carob cookies were made with bitter chocolate and ginger. They have a chocolatey taste due to the chocolate but also due to the carob syrup.