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No Knead Crusty Bread in No Time

Since the 5th century B.C., bread was made from barley here in Greece since the morphology of the land discouraged any cultivation. From 5th century B.C. and forward, thanks to trade with Egypt, the cultivation of wheat begins to expand in Greece. Bread was a basic and very important element of the Greek diet from...

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Lemon Scented Galaktoboureko Pie

Back in the old days families used to go to church every Sunday morning. In those days, there was no television or computers or smart phones or tablets. Even telephone was a luxury that few families were able to acquire. The place, where all neighborhood was gathering to see each other and socialize, was the...

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Cakeffles

Cronus father of Zeus and some of the other gods, in order to save his throne from his descendants, devoured his children the moment they were born. His wife Rhea after taking the advice of Gaia and Uranus decided to give birth to Zeus away from his cannibal fathers, so as to avoid the fate...

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Crab Meat Profiteroles

The second labor of Heracles was that of killing the Lernaean Hydra. Hydra was a horrible, serpentine monster that lived in the lake Lerna in Argolis. This monster was the offspring of Typhon and echidna and had nine heads one of which was immortal. Its breath was so poisonous and its blood so virulent that...

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Sweet Bread Donuts or Tsounuts

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Tsoureki, panarët (Arbërisht), choreg or “chorek” in Armenian, çörək in Azerbaijani, kozunak in Bulgarian, cozonac in Romanian or çörek in Turkish, is a sweet, egg-enriched bread, rooted in the cuisines of Western and Central Asia. It is formed of braided strands of dough. Such rich brioche-like...

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Homemade Lady’s Fingers or a Quick Sweet Fix

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! During Christmas I wanted to make a Millefeuille for some friends who were coming over for dinner. I was under the impression that I had some puff pastry  lady’s fingers in my pantry and so I didn’t include them in my shopping list. Unfortunately, very late...

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Twelve Months of Deliciousness, The Best of 2015

Οι συνταγές και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος των αναρτήσεων! I was planning on posting a recipe I have tried and liked about an Asian chicken, but then I thought that since it is the end of the year it would be incomplete without a flashback with the greatest recipes of 2015. I loved everything I...

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Ten Desserts You Must Make This Christmas and a Giveaway

Οι συνταγές και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος των αναρτήσεων! Christmas is the season when all of us put away our reservations or our diets and we let ourselves indulge in the sweet pleasure of Christmas desserts. I personally love making beautiful, elegant desserts for my family and my friends. I gathered here some traditional Greek...