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Mocha Whoopies

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! My son is a soccer player. He is the goalkeeper in his school team and on Sunday his team took the gold medal in a championship organized among several private schools of Athens. He has taken his role very seriously and he aspires to become someone...

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Sweet Easter Bread and Easter Cookies (Tsoureki and Koulourakia)

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today begins for us Orthodox the Holy Week, following during the weekend, our Easter. On Saturday night ends the 40 day lent and people celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Saturday night we go to church holding candles and at 12 o clock the priest announces that...

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today here in Greece we celebrate two things. First, religionwise, the Annunciation of Mary, Mother of Christ and second the beginning of our rebellion against Ottoman Empire. As some of you know, Konstantinople (Istanbul) and consequently soon after Greece were subjugated by Ottomans in 1453 A.D....

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Moustokoúloura (Traditional Grape Molasses Cookies)

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! During this past year my husband and I are in a control weight program. That means that we are following a certain diet that helps us maintain our weight stable. As the years pass by, I feel more and more the need to keep my weight...

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Coconut Cookies

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! During my studies in the States I had the chance to meet people from all over the world. My best friend was from Nigeria and I made friends from Colombia, Sweden, Spain, Singapore, Indonesia, Sudan and several other countries. I had a Swiss teacher called Mr....

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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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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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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...