Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Greek Recipes for Coffee Cake-Style Cakes

Greek cakes come in many varieties. Some are soaked in light scented syrups, and some are more along the lines of what you might call a “coffee cake.” These include spice and nut cakes, cheesecakes, and cake that resembles pound cake. Apple Coffee Cake – Milopita This delicious coffee cake is easy to make and, […]

Coriander – Coliandros

Greek name and pronunciation: Colianthro, κολίανδρο, pronounced koh-LEE-ahn-throh (hard th, rhymes with “dough”) At the market: Coriander seeds are available in sealed packs. Pour-and-shake containers of ground coriander are sometimes available, but it is recommended to buy the seeds and grind them yourself. Physical characteristics: When these rounded seeds are crushed with a mortar and […]

About Spoon Sweets in Cyprus (Information)

A gesture of Cypriot Hospitality A traditional and delightful Greek Cypriot custom is the offering of spoon sweets to guests as a symbol of hospitality. They are called spoon sweets because the usual serving size is a well-filled teaspoon. Spoon sweets are popular both in Cyprus and in Greece, usually served with Greek coffee and a […]

Greek Food And Drink Glossary

Now, when you entertain people to a Greek meal, you can impress them with your knowledge of Greek! The letters in bold italics show where the accent should go when you pronounce it. almond – ameegdalo (soft d) aniseed – anitho apple – meelo apricot – vereekoko artichoke – aggeenara (hard g) asparagus – sparangee (hard […]

Deserts Byzantine Recipes

Pastfeli Sweet Wine Cakes Stuffed Dates Moretum (Cheese with Herbs) Melca (Fresh Cheese Curds) Lagana ( cake) Caeseus cum Recenti Fico (Cheese with Figs) Dulcia Domestica (Honeyed Dates) Oranges dressed in cinnamon and rosewater Fruited Rice Hais (Date Kabobs) Khushkananaj (Almond Cake) Cheese and flour cake Flower water wine with honey (Anthokrasso me meli) Fig sweets (Sikomagides) […]

Kateifi (Shredded Pastry with almonds)

Ingredients: 400 or 500g packet Kateifi pastry 150 – 200g coarsely ground almonds 4 tablespoons of sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon and cloves mixed together 1 glass vegetable oil or cup melted spry or butter. Butter was traditionally used but people with high cholesterol are better to have spry or oil Method: Divide Kateifi into two […]

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 Fried Sweets and Pastries

Fabulous honey puffs, donuts, crepes, dessert pancakes, small pies (pitakia), and other confections, fried to perfection. Loukoumades (Loukoumathes)- Greek Honey Puffs Loukoumades are golden puffs of fried dough that are bathed in sweet syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts. Diples Diples (THEE-ples) get their name from the Greek word for “fold.” They are thin […]