Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Chocolate Walnut Torte – Karidopita me Sokolata

Karidopita (kah-ree-THOH-pee-tah) is a traditional Greek cake made from ground walnuts and spices that is usually finished with sweet syrup. You won’t miss the syrup in this moist and rich chocolate version. Finish it off with a bit of chocolate sauce or a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy. Prep Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 3 hours, […]

Custard Pie – Galatopita

Creamy semolina custard is baked until golden then bathed in sweet syrup. An easy custard pie that doesn’t require a pie crust or shell. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Yield: About 24 pieces Ingredients: 1 stick unsalted butter, 4 oz. 4 cups milk 1/2 cup semolina (you can substitute Farina) 1/2 cup sugar 4 eggs, […]

Apple Pie – Milopita

Ingredients: 3 medium sized Granny Smith apples 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour (or regular flour with 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder) 2 eggs (separate yolks from whites) 1 cup of white sugar 3/4 of a cup of butter 1⁄3 cup of milk 1/4 cup of brown sugar 1 tbsp grated lemon rind 1 […]

New Year’s Cake – Vasilopita

Notes: Vasilopita is a Greek Traditional New Year’s Day cake or bread and it is associated with Saint’s Basil’s Day which is on January 1st. According to the Greek Tradition Saint Basil is supposed to visit children and give presents every January 1st (Saint Basil’s Day). Unlike other Traditions where St Nicholas arrives either on […]

Eliopita (Black Olive Bread)

Ingredients: 4 Cups of flour 1 Cup of milk 1 1/2 cup of olive oil 3 tbsp of baking powder 1 1/2 cup finely chopped pitted black Kalamata olives 1/2 cup of finely chopped onions 1 tsp of dry mint Method: Place the flour in a large bowl and mix it with the baking powder […]