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Tiramisu

I was talking to my Italian teacher the other day because she had her name day and it came to me the idea of making tiramisu. I really love italian cuisine. When I was younger and had Italian courses with Laura (my Italian teacher I mentioned earlier), I used to ask her about authentic recipes. She...

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Very Chocolate Cake

Trying to prepare a snack and a meal for your child to take to school can become a real headache. The problem is that now that he is in high school he doesn’t want to sit down and eat properly as he used to do in elementary school. So, the dilemma is what should I give...

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Janet’s Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

  I know it has been a while since my last post, but I have a very good excuse for that: SUMMER!!! I am sure that you can understand that when summer comes here in Greece everything is different. You cannot possibly sit inside and write on a computer. All you need is your swimsuit...

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Chocolate Torte with Sweetened Condensed Milk

This is not a cake. This is a torte as we call it in Greece. These types of sweets are sold in sweet stores and they are made with chocolate, cream, caramel, etc. It usually has one or two very thin layers of sponge-cake or lady fingers and filling. On top they are decorated with...

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Yogurt and EVO Loaf Cake

I found this recipe in Serious Eats and it was made by Dorie Greenspan. It is one of these recipes that do not make a huge amount of cake and it is consumed before anyone feels bored with it. Plus the fact that it is very easy to make and has a refined taste. for...

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Sweet Bread (Tsoureki)

As you know I am greek and I live in Athens, Greece. Here the majority of the population are Christians Orthodox. We had our Easter past Sunday. In Greece as a tradition among other things we make tsoureki the week before Easter Sunday. Tsoureki is a sweet bread something like the challah of the Jews...

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Carrot Cake

  As I have told you in previous posts, I always try to find recipes for sweets with quantities that do not last forever. I prefer to make sweets that can be consumed within two to three days. As I was surfing the internet I came across this recipe for carrot cake on BBC’s Good...

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Bougatsa with Cream or Sweet Cream Pie

I had a terrible gastrenderites virus last week and I stayed in bed most of the time drinking tea and eatind rice or plain pasta. This means that I was not able to consume all that milk I drink daily. This further means that I had a lot of milk that was close to expiration...

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Strawberries with Chocolate

When I saw the strawberries at the super market I knew I had to buy them. These are the first strawberries of the season. This means that spring is coming and after spring, finally summer. After we ate some of them plain with sugar, I thought to liven them up a little bit and add...

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Tiganites with Yogurt

When I woke up on Saturday morning I wanted something sweet and filling. During summer I found this recipe from Diana Kohyla in a recipe book which, translated, is called “The dictionary of greek cuisine” and was given gratis with a greek newspaper called “TA NEA”. I gave it a try and it was very...