15 recipes for festive baking


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Do you have a knack for baking? It’s certainly the season for festive baking. Below you will find a list of the Greek Christmas classics plus my favourite desserts to share in festive season.

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Pumpkin baklava, yes you heard right!


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pumpkin baklava @eatyourselfgreek

A pumpkin pie that’s as good as baklava: pumpkin baklava.

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Greek yogurt banana cake


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Sad bananas, happy people! Yes, it is a cake like no other: banana bread.

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Apple and red currant crumble


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I have never tried a candied apple or a toffee apple. I’d always turn to take a fresh, crunchy bite out of the real thing. If I don’t bite away on a real apple, my absolute favourite is the baked sort. Some times with rums and raisins but when it comes to custard and crisp topping I can leave a bit of my heart with you. It’s called a crumble, apple and red currant crumble.

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Lavender semolina pudding, Layali Lobnan – nights of Lebanon


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6 years of Eat Yourself Greek – who would have thought?

Once a year I think it’s a good time to have a round up and see what you have been up to. I’m naughty, I skipped one, but hey, there is no one judging and it’s a really good opportunity for celebration, I feel I need it more than ever: Layali Lubnan, lebanese nights for dessert! 

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Thessaloniki


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QUARANTINE DIARIES, COMFORT FOOD & ALL THE SMALL THINGS THAT KEEP US GOING

Chryssa and I met at Meteora, for an amazing truffle hunt a long long time ago. It almost seems like an eternity and a day. We still keep in touch within busy schedules and I am so happy she is sharing her chocolate chunk cookie recipe here on the blog. She is an amazing baker!

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Mahalepi, a sweet recipe from the US via Cyprus


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QUARANTINE DIARIES, COMFORT FOOD & ALL THE SMALL THINGS THAT KEEP US GOING

Chef Krystina from kouzounas’ kitchen is sharing her experience of the lockdown and a wonderfully sweet recipe from Cyprus: mahalepi.

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Banana Chocolate cupcakes, a recipe from Athens


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QUARANTINE DIARIES, COMFORT FOOD & ALL THE SMALL THINGS THAT KEEP US GOING

A short interview with Artemis, from Athens. She baked some delicious banana-chocolate cupcakes.

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Lavender meringues


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Aetheleon, culinary treasures

On cloudy days we deserve a touch of sweetness perhaps a little bit more to help uplift the spirits. Lavender meringues it is: aethereal sweet bites, crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside with an uplifting touch of lavender.

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Tahini and honey biscuits


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Whilst we find ourselves in between storms here in London, there has been a timid glimpse of sunshine and I managed to mix together a batch of the easiest and tastiest biscuits: tahini and honey biscuits.

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