Chocolate tsoureki, 2 ways

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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!

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Thoughts and recipe on mayiritsa

Traditional Greek Easter dishes

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There is one Greek dish that can easily claim the prize of the most controversial of all dishes as far as Greek cooking is concerned. It’s a soup, it has plenty of greens, we enjoy it during Easter and it has a secret ingredient that could make you squeamish. For those in the know, you have already guessed the dish: mayiritsa! For those new to the dish, just name five animal organs you have never seen on a plate: Bingo! Continue reading

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tsoureki braiding

with lots of tips

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Greek Easter is here and I have thrown myself into a tsoureki making frenzy. Every household has a favourite recipe to make these sweet loafs, I have grandma Ntina’s that I posted last year. Of course I made some tsoureki again this year, braided one this time. I braided my tsoureki with two designs: with 6 strands for largers tsoureki and a more playfull and slightly easier braid with 2 strands for smaller tsoureki or for large and round tsoureki. Continue reading

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Greek Easter, red eggs and other eating habits

olive trees in springtime

Easter holds a very special place in Greek hearts, it’s so important some Greeks would admit they love it more than Christmas. There are colourful eggs, tsoureki, Easter biscuits, spit-roast of lamb, decorated candles and resurrection, both spiritual and a very earthly one, spring is all around you. Continue reading

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