In Greece, as the season turns slowly from summer to autumn there is one very special ingredient that comes to the spotlight: grape must. Along with grape must, a very special cookie: moustokoúloura, soft grape molasses cookies.Continue reading by
If there is anything that makes our life sweeter, this is certainly honey. I have a very soft spot for this golden delight. It sweetens my breakfast spreads, brightens up my yogurt pots and gives substance to any salad vinaigrette. Let alone all the scrumptious honey-syrup desserts. Honey is the perfect little touch that makes everything taste somewhat better. But how much do you really know about honey?
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
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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!