Bougatsa – Greek Cream Pie

Bougatsa – Greek Cream Pie

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...
Baked whole apples with raisins and walnuts

Baked whole apples with raisins and walnuts

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...
Cake with raisins, walnuts and tahini

Cake with raisins, walnuts and tahini

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...
Kalitsounia – Easter cookies from Crete

Kalitsounia – Easter cookies from Crete

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...
Jam Pie

Jam Pie

This jam pie is very light and tasty. It is very versatile and for the filling you can use any jam you like. For this pie I used home-made apricot and strawberry jam. If you use homemade jam, it will not be terribly sweet, because you can control the addition of the...
Yogurt with Quince in syrup

Yogurt with Quince in syrup

Here we have a very healthy and refreshing snack. Yogurt is so good for you, and you should eat some every day. If you also have a craving for something sweet, top your bowl of yogurt with a couple of tablespoonfuls of quince in syrup or any of the other ‘sweets of...

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