In our new article we will see our traditional sweets differently; with more modern approaches, in combination with mousses and creams, or as elements in more complex desserts. Getting inspiration we will make our own “modern”, fasting and vegan semolina halva, with hazelnuts, in combination with a chocolate semolina cream.
Category: SWEET TRADITION
Zero waste: ekmek with Easter sweet bread
After the festive days of Easter, in our second Easter article we decided to make another zero waste dessert with the traditional Easter sweet bread that was left over, an ekmek with a syrup with soumada (orgeat syrup), pastry cream flavored with mastic and whipped cream. Also, we wanted to look for the history and symbolism of the sweet bread and find other sweets made with sweet bread.
In the carnivals of Peloponnese
Our new article is dedicated to the Peloponnese, to its manners and customs related to the Triodion and Carnival, based on the Greek book Εδεσματολόγιον Πελοποννήσου of Savalas Publishers. From the various recipes in the book, we chose the traditional walnut pie with extra virgin olive oil.
A traditional revani from Macedonia
In our new article we will travel to Macedonia through its history and its eating habits and we will make a delicious traditional revani.
To Ioannina, Arta, Preveza and Thesprotia with pies and histories
In our new article we will explore Epirus with the Greek book Εδεσματολόγιον Ιωαννίνων, Άρτας, Πρέβεζας, Θεσπρωτίας by Savalas Publishers. We will see the national benefactors originating from Epirus, study the Epirus house in its aristocratic and folksy form, and learn the famous Epirus pies, from which we have chosen to make the sweet zarkopita.
Ιn the Thessalian plain with a batzina
In our new article we will search for the mosaic of people and tribes that lived in Thessaly, as well as the eating habits that characterize this area, with the help of the book Εδεσματολόγιον Θεσσαλίας. With a recipe of the book we will make batzina, a local, traditional pie with feta cheese.
Our first free ebook
Our first free ebook with sweet and savory recipes, 12 Greek charities, photos from our trips and information on some traditional Greek products.
When extra virgin olive oil met chocolate
In our new sweet article we will find traditional sweets from various parts of Greece, but also modern creations that contain olive oil, we will make our own extremely delicious chocolate mousse with the award-winning Greek extra virgin olive oil OLEOSOPHIA and whiskey and we will learn a lot of information about olive oil from olive oil sommelier Marianna Devetzoglou.
Ekmeκ kadayifi, a layered delight…
In our new, syrupy article we will look for layered desserts from various countries worldwide and make a refreshing ekmek kadayifi with vanilla custard, cinnamon whipped cream and peach.
A Greek flan flavoured with soumada
In our new sweet article we will learn what traditional soumada is, its health benefits and how we can use it. At the end, we will make a Greek flan with pâte brisée and pastry cream with soumada syrup.
History, beauty and cuisine fragments from Rhodes island
Rhodes… the most famous ancient boxer and the Colossus of Rhodes, the Order of St. John and the medieval city, Lindos and its Acropolis, the butterflies and the aquarium, the dishes and of course the traditional sweets of Rhodes… All this in our new article, together with a recipe for chocolate truffles with walnuts!
Stories, flavors and memories from Smyrna…
This nostalgic article will be a mental trip to Smyrna, one of our lost homes… We will try to weave a short story through the everyday lives of people of Smyrna, through the buildings and the port of the city, objects and souvenirs, and of their course food and desserts. In the end, we will make Smyrnian peinirli with kefalograviera cheese, ham, bacon, egg and grape tomatoes!
Music, history, tradition and pastafrolles biscuits from Corfu island
In our new travel article we will go on a mental trip to Corfu island through a book by Savalas Publishers, with stories, traditions, music, traditional clothing and authentic local savory and sweet recipes. In the end, we will make Corfiot pastafrolles, biscuits filled with plum jam to close our sweet journey.
A journey to Crete through its artists and the famous Cretan diet
In our new article we will visit Crete through the artists that were born there, painting, literature, poetry, music, dance, and also through its food, the famous Cretan diet. Our companion on this trip will be the book Εδεσματολόγιον Κρήτης by Savalas Publishers, from which we will prepare sfakianes pites, Sfakia pies with sour mizithra cheese and honey.
A gastronomic trip to Karpathos island
In our new, sweet article we will study the gastronomy of Karpathos, its traditional savory and sweet recipes, and we will make Karpathos pies with mizithra cheese, honey and cinnamon.
Happy Easter with a red and a chocolate egg!
In our new, Easter article we will talk about red, as well as chocolate eggs, learn their history and symbolisms and we make chocolate egg-truffles with chocolate ganache, biscuits, honey and almond orgeat syrup!
Greek roxakia and other swirly treats…
In our new swirly article we will make traditional Greek roxakia (cocoa and cinnamon syrupy cookies) with extra virgin olive oil, and look for sweets prepared with the swirl technique, with amazing decorations and flavour combinations!
Cypriot ladies’ fingers…
In our new sweet and savory article we take a mental, gastronomic trip to Cyprus, study its gastronomic tradition and learn how to make fasting ladies’ fingers (daktyla) by Mr. George the Cypriot.
#Stayhome, learn about bread and make your own boules
In our new, kneaded article we will leave aside for a moment our favourite desserts and bake awesome homemade bread to accompany our food and warm our hearts! At the same time, we will learn the history of bread and look for old photos of Greek neighborhood bakeries that bring nostalgic memories… Finally, as remorseless nerds, we will also uncover the professional secrets of making good bread!
#Stayhome and make Greek loukoumades
In our new sweet and fragrant article we will learn the history of Greek loukoumades, various fried dough variations from around the world and the history of their good friend, cinnamon. And as always we will accompany our new knowledge with making our own batch of loukoumades!
Semolina halva, traditional and modern too
In our first fasting and vegan article we research the history and variations of semolina halva in Greece and abroad, and make a halva 2 in 1, with a traditional layer with almonds and raisins and a more modern one with chocolate, cashews and dried kiwi.
When Greek coffee met extra virgin olive oil…
In our new sweet article we bake an original, healthy cake with Greek coffee and extra virgin olive oil, learn about its nutrients and research the history of Greek coffee.
Greek Vasilopita made by a third generation Smyrnian
In our New Year’s Day article, Varvara, a third generation Smyrnian, makes a Greek vasilopita with the traditional recipe of her grandmother and narrates us her experiences of Smyrnian housewives.
Melomakarona… Greek sweet treats for Christmas!
Our new sweet Christmas article is dedicated to traditional Greek melomakarona, their local variations and some contemporary ideas, along with our recipe for melomakarona with extra virgin olive oil and pure pine-heather honey.
What about a Greek sweet? Spoon sweet, pasteli, mandola maybe?
In Greece, our sweet tradition is very rich and delicious… Spoon sweet, pasteli, and mandola… we are launching our new section, dedicated to local sweets and recipes, local producers, companies and cooperatives, as well as fresh ideas.