On Sunday, before leaving Cyprus, we visited the church of Aghios Antonios, which is in the ex Turkish section of Limassol. It was the name day of Aghios Antonios (Saint Anthony), so there was also a panigyri outside the church, where I had the opportunity to find various products which I have not eaten for many years.
Mint Cinnamon & Blossom Water Flavours of Cyprus Kopiaste!
Loukoumia tou Gamou, are the Cypriot Wedding Cakes, offered in Cyprus at weddings, instead of bombonieres (favours), which are offered in Greece.
Melomakarona are Greek spicy Christmas olive oil and flour – semolina cookies drenched in a honey syrup and sprinkled with walnuts on top.
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.
Trahanas (pronounced trah-hah-NAHS), is a traditional Greek and Cypriot product, made from cracked wheat flour and a goat milk curd that is fermented.
The tradition of making a Christmas Cake in Cyprus probably dates from the time Cyprus was a British colony.
Each year I have been making the same Christmas Cake year after year after year and I still love it and will be making it again some time in the future.
I was thinking of making a coffee liqueur with the Espresso Natalia gave me and I google searched to see how it is made. I have made liqueurs in the past so I knew the procedure but still I wanted to see if there was something more to do. I found this recipe and since…
Fava beans, in Greek Φούλια (foulia) is a legume similar to broad beans (ficia fava) in ancient Greek named κύαμος (κyamos) and in modern Greek κουκιά (koukia) and was one of the species of beans than existed in the ancient world. Fava beans are mentioned by Homer (8th to 9th century B.C.). Greeks…
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.