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Artichoke pie

Fresh pastry for this autumn warmer artichoke pie INGREDIENTS: For the filling 8 medium-sized artichokes 6 spring onions 250g roughly grated regatto cheese 100g ricotta cheese or anthotiro 1 free range egg 1 tablespoon butter 100ml olive oil 100ml milk 1 tablespoon sesame seeds A few leaves of mint Salt and pepper For the filo pastry 300g wheat flour 100g ... Read More »

Recipe: Briam/Tourlou Tourlou

The name “briam” is probably a Turkish word for this dish, as the name in Greek is “Tourlou Tourlou”, which is a colloquial phrase for “mix up”. This dish is normally cooked in the summertime in Greece as it is made up of fresh vegetables. People often ask what are the key elements that make it taste so nice, and ... Read More »

Karidopita (Walnut Cake)

Ingredients: 250 grams of unsalted, softened butter 1 cup of caster sugar 6 egg yolks a ‘shot’ of cognac or brandy juice and zest of 1 orange 300 grams of ground walnuts (make sure they are not too fine – you want a few chunky pieces in there) 2 cups of breadcrumbs or crushed dried rusks 3 teaspoons of ground ... Read More »

Recipe: Cretan almond orange cake

This Cretan recipe is perfect with a cup of tea Ingredients: 3 oranges 9 eggs 1 tablespoons of orange zest 1 cup castor sugar 3 cups almond meal 3/4 cup rice flour 1- teaspoon baking powder _________________________________________________________ Ingredients for syrup: Juice and zest of one orange 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup water __________________________________________________________ Method: 1. Place oranges in a saucepan ... Read More »

Oven Baked Chickpeas (Revithia sto fourno)

By Kiki Vagianos A cast-iron pan is a great option for this dish or, of course, the more traditional clay pot if you’re lucky enough to have one in your kitchen. The cast iron just heats every bean through to creamy perfection and I swear, bakes the flavours of the onions and rosemary right into each pea. Truth be told, ... Read More »

Zucchini and Herb Pie (kolokithopita)

By Nelly Skoufatoglou A rustic Greek dish that can be equally delicious when eaten hot or cold. You can buy the filo ready made, however it is a lot healthier and fun to try and make it from scratch, even if it is somewhat time-consuming. INGREDIENTS: 1kg zucchini, ends trimmed without the ends 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil for ... Read More »

Cabbage and cheese spiral filo pie (strifti lahanopita)

By Nelly Skoufatoglou A traditional Greek summer pie that is most commonly found in the Cretan villages between Heraklion and Rethymno. When served hot, this hearty, savoury delight can fight the chill of the coldest winter. Ingredients: 100ml extra virgin olive oil 14 sheets filo pastry 200g Greek feta, crumbled 2 leeks (white part only), thinly sliced 250g savoy cabbage, ... Read More »

Greek Feta Cheese Triangles Recipe

By Dora Kitinas-Gogos Easy and delicious Tiropitakia to impress your guests this weekend A mouth-watering traditional Greek tiropitakia recipe suitable for every time of the day, as a starter or midday snack! To prepare this traditional tiropitakia recipe (Greek feta cheese triangles) we crumble the feta cheese and mix it with two different kinds of yellow cheese for extra flavour. ... Read More »

Pascal Shortbread (Koulourakia Paschalina)

Holy Thursday is the day that baking is done within the house, the Pascal bread (tsoureki),  Pascal shortbread (koulouria) and the dying of the red eggs occurs. No other jobs or chores around the house should be taken care of. Dora Kitinas-Gogos shares this Pascal shortbread recipe: INGREDIENTS: 1 cup butter, plus extra for greasing cookie sheets, 1 and 1/2 cups ... Read More »

Briami (Tourlou tourlou) – the Greek ratatouille

By Elena Paravantes RD Briami is basically chunks of vegetables cooked in olive oil, and it belongs to the lathera family. But you don’t just add any vegetable you want, there are certain vegetables that are used: potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, onion, tomato, sometimes okra and bell pepper. INGREDIENTS: 4 medium potatoes 1 cup chopped tomatoes or sliced or cherry tomatoes ... Read More »