Category: Sweets

Greek Easter Sweet Bread (Tsoureki)

Greek Easter Sweet Bread (Tsoureki)

| 22 April 2016

This bread used to be eaten only at Easter time, but these past few years you can find it in the shops throughout the year. It is a light ‘bread’, and truth be told I don’t like the bought kind, because it reminds me of a sponge. So, I make a ‘version’ that is something […]

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Galaktoboureko – Greek Milk Pie with Phyllo Dough

Galaktoboureko – Greek Milk Pie with Phyllo Dough

| 3 July 2015

Galaktoboureko is a light and refreshing pie-like sweet with the delicious yellow cream sandwiched between layers of crispy phyllo dough. After it comes out of the oven, you pour syrup scented with lemon over it, and when it cools down you will have to restrain yourself from eating the contents of the pan!!!     […]

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Honey Cookies (Melomakarona)

Honey Cookies (Melomakarona)

| 24 December 2014

This is one of the traditional sweets that are made at Christmas. The semolina gives them a grainy texture that I find very appealing.             Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable (sunflower) oil (or a packet of margarine 250 gr.) 2 ½ cups fine semolina ½ cup flour ¼ cup sugar ¼ […]

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Poached pears with saffron and custard cream

Poached pears with saffron and custard cream

| 2 July 2014

This is a beautiful  dessert, or any time treat whenever you feel like eating something sweet and the children will love it. Moreover, it is a very easy recipe and you can add more fruit, and as much sugar as you like to suit your taste. It is really refreshing when you eat it cold […]

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Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

| 3 February 2014

This chocolate vanilla marble cake is very tasty. It is not very sweet, can be eaten at any time of the day and accompanies beautifully a cup of coffee or tea.             Ingredients 3 ½ cups self raising flour 1 cup butter or margarine 1 ½ cups sugar 3 cups […]

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Greek Cake with semolina (Revani)

Greek Cake with semolina (Revani)

| 19 August 2013

Revani is a traditional, really light and refreshing cake with semolina, bathed in syrup. You need few ingredients, it is very easy to make and the result is outstanding.           Ingredients 2 cups semolina 1 ½ cups self-raising flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup margarine 5 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 […]

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Bougatsa – Greek Cream Pie

Bougatsa – Greek Cream Pie

| 8 July 2013

Bougatsa is very easy to make and of course very nice to eat. Ancient Greeks made a pie that could be called an ‘early bougatsa’. It was a kind of a pie with various fillings. The years and eons passed and the bougatsa pie became a very popular sweet in Istanbul and Smyrna. The refugees […]

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Baked whole apples with raisins and walnuts

Baked whole apples with raisins and walnuts

| 27 May 2013

If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth but you don’t want to consume too many calories, this is the sweet for you. Beautiful apples, raisins and walnuts with a little brown sugar and cinnamon make a sweet that’s full of goodness and full of taste. You can use any kind of apples you like, […]

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Cake with raisins, walnuts and tahini

Cake with raisins, walnuts and tahini

| 1 April 2013

A very tasty and wholesome cake without eggs or butter. The tahini gives it a nutty flavor and the raisins add sweetness as the cake itself is not really sweet. Of course, you can add more sugar and/or honey if you wish. You can also add other dried fruit cut in small pieces if you […]

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Kalitsounia – Easter cookies from Crete

Kalitsounia – Easter cookies from Crete

| 18 March 2013

I consider myself lucky because my dad’s brother married a girl from a village in Crete outside Herakleion, named Hersonissos. Those days it was a beautiful, picturesque little fishing village. There was one ‘main road’ following the coastline and the houses were lined along the road, facing the sea. The fishing boats were nestled in […]

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