Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

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, […]

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 […]

Moustalevria: Grape Must Pudding

In Greek: μουσταλευριά, pronounced moo-stah-lev-ree-AH Grape must is the juice from pressed grapes before fermentation, and is often used as a sweetener in traditional bread recipes, as well as in the preparation of desserts and candy. This grape must pie is a favorite, especially popular at grape harvest season when the must is fresh. You […]

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 […]

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 […]