Glyko Portokali (orange fruit preserve) is one of the most popular Greek preserves. The traditional way of making “glyko portokali”, is by using the peels making them into rolls whereas this one uses the whole fruit.
Kormos, also called “doukissa”, is a no bake, easy dessert with biscuits, which are bound together with a buttercream or melted chocolate.
It is usually formed into a log, hence it’s Greek name “kormos’ which means tree log but of course you can also shape it as you like.
This Teriyaki Chicken may not be very traditional but I cooked it with ingredients I had at home. It is easy to make, with low calories but with so much flavour coming from the orange glaze.
This whole orange cake is full of orange flavour, moist that’s bursting with orange flavour in a way that you can only achieve using whole oranges – rind and all!
A few weeks ago I was talking to my son, who is in England, on Skype and I cannot remember how but we started talking about Jaffa Cakes. These are like biscuits (but are actually cakes), the first layer being an airy sponge cake, an orange jelly in the middle and covered with chocolate on …
Ekmek Kataifi is a delicious Greek dessert with shredded phyllo and nuts, bathed in syrup topped with pastry cream and whipped cream.
Kotopoulo Portokalato is a chicken recipe of mine which is very easy to make, as the only thing needed is to marinate the chicken in a roasting bag with orange juice and other ingredients and then bake it with potatoes. You forget it in the oven until it is done without having to watch over it or turn it over.
I’ve already spoken about syglino or pasto which is cured pork meat which is smoked. However, after the meat is cured and smoked it has to be cooked and preserved in olive oil. This is an old method which they used when there were no refrigerators but it is still used as it adds flavour to the cured meat.
Olive oil is a base for many Greek traditional cookies. There are many kinds of these cookies starting with the famous melomakarona (honey cookies), moustokouloura (must cookies), Sousamokouloura (sesame cookies), krasokouloura (wine cookies) and Ladokouloura (meaning olive oil cookies) , each one having a unique taste according to the ingredients added. Every Friday morning we …
My friend Elly, is hosting the event Eat to the Beat. Actually, I was planning to prepare something else for her event but I did not have time to prepare it as I will be away for a few days. I was planning “Torta Fragola” an Italian recipe for Strawberry cake which I hope to …