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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 »

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 »

Vegetarian Gemista (Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers)

INGREDIENTS: *3 medium-sized bell peppers *2 tomatoes, diced *2 cloves of garlic, minced *1 onion, diced *1 tsp dried parsley *1 tsp dried oregano *2 tsp dried basil *1 tsp salt *2 cups white rice *1 cup water METHOD: Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F). Carefully remove the tops of the peppers using a sharp knife. Remove the seeds ... Read More »

Vegetarian pastitsio

By Lisa Stanton (www.greekvegetarian.blogspot.com.au) Ingredients (serves 8-10): 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 large onions, finely chopped 3 cups of finely chopped broccoli (or any other vegetable/s) 1/4 cup dry white wine 2 bay leaves 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon of sugar 2 cans peeled, chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste salt and pepper to taste ... Read More »

Leek pie (prasopita)

By Nelly Skoufatoglou This recipe does not require filo pastry making. It is not at all time-consuming and it is based on a quiche-like crust with a rich yet not custardy filling, with eggs as the main binder. FOR THE CRUST Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup softened butter 1/4 cup shortening 1/2 cup warm water ... Read More »

Boureki of Hania (Haniote Vegestable Bourek)

By Dora Kitinas Gogos A traditional Cretan version of a vegetable pie PASTRY: 1 cup of olive oil 3 cups plain flour 1 shot of ouzo 1/2 to 1 cup of water (as much as needed for a soft dough consistency) Salt and pepper METHOD FOR PASTRY: Place the flour in a bowl and add the salt and pepper. Make ... Read More »