Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Sugared Shortbread Cookies with Walnuts

Kourabiethes me Karythia In Greek: κουραμπιέδες με καρύδια, say: koo-rahb-YEH-thes meh kah-REETH-yah Kourabiethes (also kourambiedes) are sugared shortbread cookies made with nuts. In Greece,kourabiethes are served at special occasions and given as host/hostess gifts. This version calls for walnuts (or hazelnuts). Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of shortening 1 cup of confectioner’s […]

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, […]

Walnut-Filled Crescents (Peloponessos)

RAFIOLIA In the pastry shops of Monemvassia, the beautiful Venetian fortressed port on the east coast of the Peloponnesos, these little crescents are a main attraction. I love the name—clearly Venetian, although the pastry itself is as Greek as one can get. Rafiolia are a specialty throughout this whole southeastern region of the Peloponnesos, all the way down to Neapoli. This recipe […]

White Sals (Walnut Dip) Byzantine Recipe

(A Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Cookbooks, Vol. 2, pg. Misc-3. It is one of the three recipes translated from Kitab al-Tabikh (The Book of Dishes): Oriental 5000 (British Library) pp.70b, 71a, 74b.) White sals. Walnut meats, garlic, pepper, cinnamon, white mustard, Tahini and lemon juice. Ingredients: 1 c. walnuts 2 (or 1 very large) cloves garlic […]

Karythata: Sugared Walnut Cookies

In Greek: καρυδάτα, say: kah-ree-THAH-tah A dusting of confectioner’s sugar on fabulous walnut-rich walnut-sized cookies is just enough for a delicious mouthful. Quick to make, these cookies are autumn and winter favorites. The recipe makes about 5 dozen small sugared walnut cookies. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 3 egg whites 6 tablespoons of […]