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Kourabiedes

  Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! As I promised you, I made the real kourabiedes and I am giving you the recipe today! Kourabiedes along with Melomakarona and Diples are the traditional Christmas sweets we eat these festive days! I followed the recipe by Stelios Parliaros the famous Greek pastry chef...

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Kataifi with Apples and Almonds

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Holidays are seriously on their way! I can feel it by visiting your blogs and see the net flooded with mouthwatering and delicious sweets. Well, if someone cannot eat sweets during Christmas when can he/she? I mean Christmas is The Sweetest Fest of all at least...

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Chocolate Kourabiedes

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Just like in all Christian countries, Christmas is a big fest in Greece too. During the old days and because Greece is surrounded by sea, people here used to decorate a ship. But as globalization reached our country too, we adopted the northern Europe’s tree which...

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Orange-Flavored and Spiced Up Honey Mug Cakes

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Do you remember the Chocolate Mug Cake  I made some time ago? Well, I called my friend  Laura  the other time and she told me that she had made this cake many, many times since then and she asked if I could make a mug cake...

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Lemon Torte di Lefkothea

I have a friend. Her name is Lefkothea. Lefkothea was a sea divinity who saved Odysseus when he capsized close to the island of Phaeacians, his last destination before home. I know Lefkothea, my friend, since 1979. I was 10 years old when we moved to a new home and I went to a new...

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Molten Chocolate Cakes

Today is my birthday! I am officially 42 years old. I will spare you of all my inner thoughts, fears and resolutions I usually make this day, or every other day as a matter of fact and I will just offer you these little treats, which are absolutely ‘chocolaty’ and decadent. I found this recipe...

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Saint Basil’s Pie (Vasilopita )

First of all I would like to wish to all of you my friends a Very Happy and Loving New Year. I hope that 2011 really good things will happen to your lives this coming year. Ok, let’s talk a little tradition here. In Greece we, Christian Orthodox, have the custom of Vasilopita. Just after...

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Melomakarona Part 2

Christmas has passed. I am sure you all had a great time with your families or friends. But don’t get sad, we have New Year’s Eve still coming. It is a big celebration as well. I know that some of you may have had all their share on cookies, but I promised to give you a...

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Melomakarona (Greek Christmas Cookies) Part 1

Ok, I am sure you noticed the part 1 in my title. This is because I am going to give you two recipes for melomakarona. One by Stelios Parliaros and one by Simone Kafiris. I told you before how much I admire Stelios Parliaros, not only because he is a great pastry chef, but also...