Greek Walnut Chocolate Cake (Karydopita)

Greek Walnut Chocolate Cake (Karydopita)

If you like walnuts and chocolate, look no further. It is a rather decadent and flavorful cake full of walnuts and chocolate with brandy for aroma and flavor together with cinnamon and cloves bathed in syrup. It is easy to make and easier still to eat.    ...
Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Strawberries are loved simply by everybody, young and old. Now that strawberries are in season, they are aromatic and sweet, and one of the things you can make so that you can enjoy them all year round, is strawberry jam. Strawberry jam is very easy to make and will...
Greek Easter Cookies

Greek Easter Cookies

These cookies are made at Easter time. The recipe differs from place to place, and some use orange juice and orange jest and others use vanilla. You can use either vanilla or orange juice or both – whatever you prefer. If you wish to use only vanilla, you must...
Greek Halva Recipe

Greek Halva Recipe

Greek Halva is a sweet that is cheap, easy and quick to make, and is eaten even faster. I use walnuts, almonds, pine nuts and raisins, for extra goodness and flavor.           Ingredients:1 cup sunflower or corn oil2 cups semolina Half a cup...
New Year’s Cake 2012 – Vasilopita

New Year’s Cake 2012 – Vasilopita

This is the cake that we make for the New Year. The tradition started about 1500 years ago, and if you wish to read it so that I don’t take up more of your time here go to: The Tradition of the Vasilopita. We put a coin baked inside the vasilopita, and after greeting...
Fried dough smothered in honey (Diples)

Fried dough smothered in honey (Diples)

This sweet is traditionally made at Christmas, but in some regions it is also served at engagements and weddings. Its origin is lost in the mists of time. Originally they made the diples in Mani, a very poor region in Peloponnesus using only flour and water as eggs...

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