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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 »

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 »

Tsoureki (Pascal Bread)

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 Tsoureki recipe: TSOUREKI (PASCAL BREAD) This is a fail safe recipe; it has come to me via ... Read More »

Rose Water Greek Rice Pudding (Risogalo)

A classic Greek-style rice pudding with a twist of fragrant rosewater Ingredients: 1L (4 cups) light milk, plus 1 tablespoon extra 1/2 cup (110g) arborio risotto rice 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon rosewater 1 teaspoon cornflour 1/2 cup low-joule strawberry jam, warmed *Shopping tip: Rosewater is available from gourmet food shops and delis. *Low FODMAP ... Read More »

Strawberry Lemon Cake

A delicious recipe by Ioanna Chalamouki of food blog Pasta Flora. Ingredients: Cake: 6 egg yolks 60g vegetable oil 60g milk 45g sugar Zest of one lemon 120g flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 6 egg whites 75g sugar (granulated) 2 tsp lemon juice 2 cups strawberries, cut in slices (reserve some for decoration on top) Whipped cream: 500ml double cream ... Read More »

Ricotta cheesecake with blood orange marmalade

A difficult to resist cheesecake with a concentrated milk flavour and a glaze that makes a difference Ingredients For the crust: 1 1/4 cups ground almond biscotti 1/4 cup granulated sugar 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, plus more for coating the baking pan For the filling: 1 package cream cheese, cut into pieces 225g whole-milk ricotta, drained in a fine ... Read More »

Revani (Greek Semolina Cake)

This Greek semolina cake is laced with orange syrup INGREDIENTS: For the cake: 1 cup flour 3 tsp. baking powder 1 cup fine Semolina (or Farina) 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) 1 cup sugar 3 eggs separated (reserve whites) 1 tsp. vanilla extract zest of 1 lemon 1 cup milk pinch of salt For the syrup: 1 1/2 cups ... Read More »