Melopita is a traditional Greek Honey Cheese cake coming from Sifnos Island. It is a low calorie dessert made with anthotyros (ricotta) and honey.
Fig and Peach Anthotyro Cheese Tart is a beautiful and delicious dessert to finish a meal with family. I made the tart shell from scratch and used anthotyros, yoghurt and eggs for the filing.
I made this savoury cheesecake during the Christmas holidays. I was inspired by Greek Dakos which is a Cretan appetizer made on a barley rusk called dakos, with feta or myzithra and tomato on top. As a base I used a dakos rusk called kritharokoulouro, ordinary rusks and PICK salty biscuits which are similar…
This healthy, low fat Anthotyro-cream cheese strawberry Jelly is made with real strawberries and anthotyro, a low fat cheese, similar to ricotta.
Kaltsounia or Lychnarakia are Cretan cookies, traditionally made during Easter. They have a sweet pastry shell and are filled with anthotyro (ricotta).
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.
Greece is well known for its wonderful cheeses. I think a Greek blog would be incomplete without introducing you to some of the most popular Greek and Cypriot cheeses.
Fresh anthotyros is often called the Greek cream cheese because of its texture and taste, although it is more granular in texture than regular cream cheese. It is traditionally used as a table or dessert cheese and as an ingredient in stuffed pies (pitas). It goes well with fruits such as figs, pears, and apples….
Glykia Tyropita, which means sweet cheese pie, was inspired by Cypriot Bourekia, which are made with homemade phyllo, anari (whey cheese similar to ricotta), cinnamon and orange blossom water.
Anari is a Cypriot soft cheese and this easy dessert is a sort of Cypriot cheesecake. It is very refreshing and very tasteful. Ingredients: 2 packets of sfogliatine biscuits 1 kilo of unsalted anari cheese 1 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon ½ cup of orange blossom water Whipping cream 1 heavy cream…