Tag: #cyprus

Easy weekend baking… Filo Cigars with Ricotta and Pistachio

Why buy ready made sweets? Why order cakes with colorings and enhancers ? Did you know that wastage is not affordable in commercial baking and artifical raising enhancers guarantee successful beautiful cakes every time, without fail ? Did you also know that old fashioned baking is very trendy today ? !! This is a wonderful recipe for anyone in a rush, for all those … Read More Easy weekend baking… Filo Cigars with Ricotta and Pistachio

Melomakarona …..Greek honey and orange cookies …

I am in the mood for making more Greek sweets and I am going to carry on until i have exhausted all possibilities from my stack of recipes collected when I lived in Cyprus. These orange cookies soaked in a honey syrup are delicious and they are traditionally made by families during Christmas or special occasions. The dough freezes well so you can double … Read More Melomakarona …..Greek honey and orange cookies …

Karythopita ….. a really moist Greek Walnut Cake

I┬ámade Greek sweets from the recipes I was given by my neighbor Maria when we lived in Limassol. Karythopita is particularly nice and light. Syrup is added on after it is baked but I usually cut the cake into rectangular shapes and just dip the surface into the syrup and this way the cake is syrupy as its meant to be but retains its … Read More Karythopita ….. a really moist Greek Walnut Cake

Kourabiedes ! crescent cookies…. so light, so Greek….

As blue as the Mediterranean waters … I have very fond memories of living in Limassol when the kids were younger and we loved the local food. The bakeries were always brimming with traditional sweets and pastries and today I am making Kourabiedes. You can have them plain or stuffed with dates and I am making the plain version today. These butter cookies have … Read More Kourabiedes ! crescent cookies…. so light, so Greek….