Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Greek Spiced Fig Cakes – Sykomaïtha

In Greek: συκομαϊδα, pronounced see-koh-ma-EE-thah (hard “th”) Traditionally, these little bundles of spiced figs wrapped in fig leaves are dried in the sun, but a slow oven does a great job. Once cooked, these will stay fresh and edible up to a year. Although the list of ingredients is slightly long, they are easy to […]

Sweet Wine Cakes Byzantine recipe

Ingredients: 450g self-raising flour 1 tbls sweet white wine pinch aniseed pinch cumin 50g lard 25g grated cheese 1 beaten egg 12 bay leaves Method: Moisten the flour with the wine and add the aniseed and cumin. Rub in the lard and grated cheese and bind the mixture with egg. Shape into 12 small cakes and […]

Halloumi cakes recipe

Ingredients for 4 people: 8 thick slices of halloumi 3 pastry sheets oil for frying pepper For the sauce 3 tbsp honey 3 tbsp vinegar 1 cup of coffee mafrosisamo Method: Take a pastry sheet and cut lengthwise in half. At the edge of each piece you put a thick slice of halloumi. Fold the […]

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 […]

Tiganites me Stafithes: Sugared Raisin Pancakes

In Greek: τηγανίτες με σταφίδες, pronounced tee-ghah-NEE-tes meh stah-FEE-thes These delicious small pancakes are generally served as dessert, but can certainly be adapted to breakfast or brunch. Made without milk or eggs, they are slightly crunchy. The key to getting an authentic taste is to use black raisins (currants). Prep Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total […]

Greek Recipes for Pancakes & Crepe

In the Greek tradition, pancakes and crepes are eaten as sweet snacks, around the time other cultures enjoy brunch or a late afternoon tea time. Greek Medallion Pancakes – Tiganites These small fried puffs of dough fall somewhere between a pancake and a fritter. A very simple recipe that makes up a good-sized batch of […]

Touloubakia: Syrup-Dipped Fried Cakes

In Greek: τουλουμπάκια, pronounced too-loo-BAH-kee-yah These small sweet fried cakes can be made in a larger size (around 5-6 inches long) and are known as touloubes (touloumbes). The -akia suffix means “small” and since these are fairly heavy and sweet, I prefer the smaller version. Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 7 tablespoons of unsalted butter […]

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, […]