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Cocoa Tahini Stuffed Sweet Bread

One of the staples of Greek Easter is undoubtedly tsoureki. Tsoureki is a sweet bread that resembles the Jewish challah only with some variations. The word tsoureki comes from the Turkish word “corek” that means any bread that is made with yeast. There are several sweet and savory variations of corek depending on the area...


Ekmék Kataifi

    Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! As I have told you before my maternal grandparents were Greeks from Asia Minor coming here after Greece has lost the war to Turkey. Along with their belongings, they brought with them an amazing fusion of flavors and dishes that combined Greek and Middle...


French Profiteroles with Mastic Cream Filling

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης. Pistacia lentiscus or mastic tree is, according to Wikipedia, a dioeciously evergreen shrub or small tree of the pistacio genus growing up to 4 m tall which is cultivated for its aromatic resin, mainly on the Greek island of Chios. Mastic trees are the Chios’ trademark...


Vasilopita for 2013

Every year during New Year’s Eve, Greek housewives make the vasilopita. Vasilopita is a either a cake or a tsoureki and is a custom that comes from the very early Christian years. Just after the coming of the New Year or the next day the Chief of the family cuts the vasilopita. The person, who...