Kydoni (quince) is known from ancient years and its cultivation is said to have preceded that of the apple culture. Many references to «apples», in the ancient years may have been to a quince.
Glyko Kydoni (quince preserve) is one of my favourite autumn fruit preserve. Depending on the variety, once cooked it transforms into a nice pinkish to red colour and all its beautiful aroma is released.
Figs is one of my favourite summer fruit. However in order to make the preserve the figs should not be ripe. Living in Athens it’s not easy to have access to unripe figs unless you own a fig tree. A few weeks ago, when we went to Sparta, there was a fig tree in the …
Glyko Karpouzi is a fruit preserve made with the rind of the watermelon (karpouzi in Greek pronounced Glee-KHO kar-POU-zee), so whenever you get a thick skinned watermelon, you can use the rind to make this sweet fruit preserve.
Glyko Bergamonto or Bergamot fruit preserve is one of the most delicious and aromatic Greek fruit preserves (glyka tou koutaliou in Greek).
Truffles are bite-sized chocolate confections, usually made from chocolate and cream (ganache) usually formed in a spherical, conical, or curved shape. Their name derives from their resemblance to truffles, edible fungi of the genus Tuber. In Greecek we usually make the truffles with leftover cake or biscuits, which we smash into smaller pieces and also add some toasted nuts or …
Kitromilaki or Nerantzi Glyko, is a fruit preserve made with Seville Oranges when they are small and the seeds have not yet developed inside.
How can we tell if the syrup is ready? That is a good question. There are several methods, old and new, to tell if the syrup has the right density.
Glyko Karydaki, is a Greek fruit preserve of small (or young) walnuts and it is one of the best Greek traditional spoon sweets.
I am sure that those of you who have prepared fruit preserves or jams, one time or another, found out that their preserves had mildew on top or may be the sugar crystalized. Don’t throw them away as today we are going to learn how to fix these preserves.