Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Lenten Chocolate Cake

A rich and moist chocolate cake recipe that tastes indulgent but still complies with the dietary restrictions of the Lenten season. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Yield: Approximately 24 pieces Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking soda 6 tbsp. cocoa powder 1 tsp. salt 2 cups granulated sugar 3 tbsp. white vinegar 2 […]

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 […]

Geography Cake – Keik Geografias

A great accompaniment for tea and coffee or a nice cold glass of homemade lemonade! Ingredients: 250 gr. unsalted butter or spry 2 cups sugar (1/2 of which is icing sugar) 6 eggs 1.5 cup orange juice plus grated orange peel 1/4 cup cognac/brandy 1/2cup milk 3 cups sifted plain flour (in Cyprus – Farina 00) […]

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 […]

Cheese and flour cake Byzantine Recipe

Original recipe: al-Andalusi no. 79 p. C-2 (Good) Knead the necessary quantity of flour, one time with water, another with oil, and to it add yeast and milk until it has the same consistency as the dough of fritters, and leave it until it has next risen. Next grease with oil a large earthen pot, stretch in […]

Khushkananaj (Almond Cake) Byzantine Recipe

Original Recipe: al-Baghdadi p. 212/14 Take fine white flour, and with every ratl mix three uqiya of sesame-oil (one part oil to four of flour), kneading into a firm paste. Leave to rise; then make into long loaves. Put into the middle of each loaf a suitable quantity of ground almonds and scented sugar mixed with rose water, […]