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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...

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Brownies

I found this recipe from Stelios Parliaros’ book Lessons of Sweet Alchemy. He is a very well known chef of sweets here in Greece and when I saw it I knew I had to try it. Until now, I had the wrong impression that brownies are cakes only not as fluffy. He came to change...

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Cinnamon Cookies

  For my first entry on my blog and since Christmas time is coming in less than 20 days, time passes so quickly, I chose to bake cinnamon cookies. These cookies are very easy and tasty. I would definitely make them again.  They are perfect for lent as they don’t contain any dairy or eggs...