Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Halvas (Semolina Dessert)

Ingredients: 1 cup of fine semolina 1 cup of course semolina 2 cups of sugar 4 cups of water 1/2 tsp of rosewater 1 cup of oil Powder cinnamon Roasted half peeled almonds, Pistagios or pine nuts (Optional) Method: Heat up the oil in a sauce pan large enough to hold all ingredients. Add both […]

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 – […]

Cypriot Desserts

Loukoumades (fried doughballs in syrup), Loukoumia, Ravani, Touloumbes and Baklavas are some well-loved desserts. There are also Pastish, cookies made of ground almonds, that are offered to guests at weddings. Flaounes are savory Easter pies that contain goats cheese (or a variety of cheeses), eggs, spices and herbs all wrapped in a yeast pastry, then brushed with egg […]

Rose Water for Beautiful Skin

Rose water has been used throughout history by women around the world. Cleopatra used it to keep her skin dewy and supple during her reign as queen of Egypt. It was used as a means to cool hot angry skin in the summer heat as well as for its ability to smooth and brighten complexions. […]

Moussaka with Potatoes – Mousakas Patates

In Greek: μουσακάς πατάτες, say: moo-sah-KAS pah-TAH-tes Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Ingredients: 5-6 pounds of potatoes, peeled, cut in 1/2 inch slices 2 tablespoons of olive oil 4 medium onions, chopped 2 1/2 pounds of ground beef (or lamb) 3 cups of chopped ripe tomatoes with juice (or canned tomatoes) 1 cup […]