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Laconian orange pie

04.04.2019 in Gastronomy

Laconian orange pie   Ingredients: 2 cups of orange juice 1 cup of oil 1 cup of sugar 3 cups of flour 2 tbsp. cooking soda A sachet of baking powder 1/4 cup cognac Zest of two oranges (for the syrup) 2 cups of water 2 cups of sugar 1 cup orange juice Orange zest Method: Beat the oil with sugar and add the juice in which you have previously dissolved the soda. Pour the cognac, the zest and finally the flour mixed with baking powder. Stir thoroughly to homogenize the ingredients. Grease a baking tray and pour the mixture….


10.07.2018 in Gastronomy

Galatopita   Serves: 12-14
Preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes, plus cooling time Ingredients: 8 cups/2000 ml dairy milk 2 cups/500 g fine semolina flour 2 cups/500 g raw sugar ½ cup/125 g butter (or 1 standard US stick) at room temperature 6 eggs 1 vanilla pod Directions: In a bowl, beat all six eggs well and set them aside. Preheat the oven at 350 °F/180 °C. Scrape the vanilla pod (see method below). Add both the seeds and the pod to the milk and warm it up in a large pot, over medium heat. When the milk is warm enough,…

Traditional Tahini Cake

11.01.2018 in Gastronomy

Traditional Tahini Cake   This traditional Tahini Cake is made throughout Greece and Cyprus. It’s most popular during Lenten periods as there are no eggs or butter, but it is simply delicious to enjoy any time of year!   Be sure to look at the label of your tahini. Are you using tahini made from hulled or unhulled sesame seeds? It’s a matter of taste and preference. Unhulled tahini is more nutrient-rich, but slightly bitter in taste. You may choose to add a bit more sweetener or acid to your recipe. Hulled Tahini has had the shelling of the sesame…

Lemon Yogurt Cake with Sage

15.07.2017 in Gastronomy

Lemon Yogurt Cake with Sage Ingredients: 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour ½ Cup Almond Flour ½ Cup Greek Yogurt (full fat is best) ½ Cup Olive Oil 1 Cup Sugar 2 Large Eggs 2 TSP Baking Powder ½ TSP Salt Zest, from 1 Medium Lemon 1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice ½ Cup Water 10 Sage leaves 1 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar *Optional: Vyssino (sour cherry) spoon sweets   Directions: Preheat the oven to 350F Spray a round cake pan with baking spray, set aside*  Sift together flours, baking powder, salt in a large bowl. Soak the sage leaves in the water…

Bakaliaroswith Skordalia

16.03.2017 in Gastronomy

Bakaliaros (Battered-Fried Salted Cod) with Skordalia (Garlic Sauce) Battered Bakaliaros (salted cod), in Greek “μπακαλιάρος”, is the traditional food eaten in Greece on the 25th of March. This Greek traditional dish has become synonymous with the day that celebrates the Annunciation of Virgin Mary as well as the celebration of the Revolution against the Turks in 1821. How did we come to prepare this dish? The 25th of March is always in the period of the Great Lent when the Orthodox fast for nearly fifty days. No meat, no fish, no dairy products and sometimes no olive oil are permitted….

Healthy Whole Orange Cake

18.01.2017 in Gastronomy

Healthy Whole Orange Cake with Honey There is a childhood memory that will never be forgotten…. It’s the smell of the freshly baked cake that filled every corner of our house. My mother always knew how to instantly make us happy. On the kitchen counter this sweet temptation was always waiting for us. Without any hesitation and with characteristic childish impulse we would reach out searching for a piece of happiness. Even when we couldn’t reach the kitchen counter, our mother’s sweet hand was always there to help us. Years passed and the cake recipes got passed to the next…

Flavorful Tsoureki Muffins

01.04.2016 in Gastronomy

Flavorful Tsoureki Muffins   Directions  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a muffin pan.  In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. (Flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, mastiha, cardamom, and orange zest.)  In a medium pot, add the milk, butter, and mahlepi. Whisk to combine over medium heat. Remove from heat, and let cool.  Add the egg, vanilla, and orange juice to the milk mixture and combine. (I use my hands to mix the dough together.)  Fill the muffin pan. You should be able to get 12 muffins out of this recipe, if not more.  Bake for 20 minutes or…