Have you ever spent Christmas in Greece? Well, then youcertainly have come across these three sweet treats: melomakarona, kourabiethes and last but not least díples (thee-ples). Díples, the Greek word for fold, is a light and crispy fried dough topped with walnuts and a generous drizzle of honey syrup. There is an easy recipe below so you can make your own díplesthis Christmas!Continue reading by
Summer in Athens is still holding strong. What with everyone returning from the islands to the office and the schools opening up soon, September came with a mini heatwave. Personally, I am very much in summer mode and the only thing I can think off is ice-cream: dark chocolate and espresso sorbet.Continue reading by
Loukoumas, a simple round puff with sugar, it’s the old-fashioned style of doughnut, no frills attached to it. Ubiquitous in Greek bakeries, you can grab a loukouma when you are on the go from Athenian street sellers or grab one on the beach during summer. It’s so easy to make your own loukoumathes at home as well. Continue reading by
get ready for some serious food porn
Tsoureki, our sweet Easter bread is by far the most popular treat during Easter. Traditionally, we use mahlep and mastic in the dough as flavourings. But then here comes the chocolate and who can resist chocolate? Not me, for one. I tried out two versions of chocolate tsoureki, a fancy with chocolate cinnamon filling braided into an infinity knot and a chocolate in disguise tsoureki, that looks plain and normal but hides a ready-made praline filling. They are both ace!
I promised you dessert last week. And I kept my word… I know the Lent has officially started so…apologies in advance. A couple of weeks back in London, I didn’t really have to try hard to convince Eugenia about my choice of dessert. Uttering words such as: “chocolate, tart, with ganache and raspberries” was a quick and easy sell. “Get on it”, she said. I was only happy to oblige. Continue reading by
Nordic baking part 2
In the view of festivities, there is another Christmas delicacy: lussekatter, Sankta Lucia cats. These saffron buns are baked for the 13th of December in observance of Sankta Lucia in Sweden and the rest of the Scandinavian countries. Yes, they are delicious. Continue reading by