Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Polenta from Lefkada

LEFKADITIKI POULENTA Greek cornmeal is usually a coarse grind, which is what I recommend in the recipe that follows. The ratio of water to cornmeal varies depending on the final texture one wants to achieve. In the old Greek dishes, the cornmeal was cooked to a medium consistency, which means a 4:1 ratio of water to cornmeal. Makes 6 servings Ingredients: […]

Gastrin – Ancient Version of Baklava

In Greek: γάστριν, pronounced GHAHS-treen Sesame seeds, pepper, and poppy seeds are only some of the unusual ingredients in this ancient recipe. Petimezi (a sweetener made from grapes), used long before sugar arrived in Greece, adds to the unique taste. If you’re hooked on the Ancients, give this recipe a try. Note that sugar is used in this syrup, […]

Make Your Own Grape Must – Moustos

In Greek: μούστος, pronounced MOO-stohs Moustos is made using the juice squeezed from fresh grapes. In Greece, we make large quantities during the September grape harvest, and it’s a great project for kids. It freezes well, and can be used throughout the year. Moustos is used to make petimezi, a grape syrup known since ancient times that is […]

Moustokouloura (Must Cookies)

Ingredients: 4 cups of flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp freshly ground cinnamon 1 tbsp freshly ground cloves 1/2 cup of olive oil or unsalted butter 2 tbsp of honey 1 cup of Petimezi-(Greek wine must syrup) Grated zest from 1/2 orange 1 cup of Orange juice Method: Sift together the flour, baking soda, […]

Greek Desserts

Coffee Cake-Style Cakes (9) Cookies & Biscotti (16) Donuts, Puffs, and Other Fried Dough Sweets (12) Ices & Ice Creams (4) Pancakes & Crepes (3) Amigdalota (Greek Almond Macaroons) Apple Baklava Greek and Cypriot Jam recipes Greek Ek Mek Sweet – Ekmek Kataifi Custard in Fillo Pastry – Galaktoboureko Christmas Pudding – Xristougenniatiki Poutinga Greek Lemon & Yogurt Cake – […]

Tiganites: Pancakes / Fritters

In Greek: τηγανήτες, pronounced tee-ghah-NEE-tess Similar to small pancakes, these light, crispy medallion-sized treats are a delight served with honey or petimezi… or with syrup, preserves, or a creative topping of your own design. They can be eaten as a sweet snack, with breakfast, or as a brunch dish. Favorites during The Great Lent, these […]

Moustokouloura: Grape Molasses Cookies

In Greek: μουστοκούλουρα, say: moo-stoh-KOO-loo-rah This recipe for Grape Molasses Cookies is made withpetimezi – a sweetener that dates back to the Bronze Age. Buy it or make it at home to create these delicious cookies that are made with olive oil and no butter, eggs, or milk. The recipe makes 25-35 cookies, depending on the size. Prep […]

Greek Recipes for Cookies & Biscotti

Recipes for Greek cookies include delicious voutimata (biscotti dunking cookies), sugary holiday confections, and those made with fabulous combinations of spices and nuts. Koulourakia – Greek Butter Cookies with Sesame The name for Koulourakia comes from their round twisted shape but you will also see them shaped as small braids or in the shape of the letter […]