Christmas time! Baking time! Melomakarona time! What better way to celebrate the festive season than a traditional Greek Christmas cookie?
Greek butter cookies recipe, a traditional dessert made in myriad different ways all over Greece. In this post, I’ll be sharing with you the traditional recipe for butter cookies with almonds from Sifnos.
It’s true that Greek desserts are modest in terms of ingredients or technique. Give a Greek some eggs, flour, milk, sugar and let them surprise you with what they can make out of 4 ingredients! Galatopita is one of those humble, yet succulent desserts everybody loves. As its name suggests, galatopita is essentially a custard pie. While in the U.S, “pies” tend to have a firm, biscuit crust, this pie is more of a simple way to name a dessert made of phyllo and custard.
Feta-stuffed peppers or piperies me feta. You had me at “feta”! What’s not to love about this special, rich, salty Greek cheese? Everything is better when mixed with cheese, but when it comes to feta, there is 50% chance of success. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I am not a big fan of feta; I only acknowledge the fact that feta can overpower every taste and put all other ingredients on the side.This is not the case with this authentic Greek feta-stuffed peppers recipe.
Tiropita recipe, also known as Greek cheese pie. For Greeks, a slice of tiropita is the equivalent of a bagel in New York or a baguette in Paris. It’s the ultimate breakfast, especially when accompanied by chocolate milk (tiropita and Milko, anyone?) Bakeries in Greece tend to sell out by noon as they are extremely popular for people at any age.
And, suddenly, it’s fall. Temperatures fall and I can’t think of a better time to bake a bougatsa. Bougatsa is a Greek custard pie with phyllo. Since my last recipe for portokalopita, I got all these comments and questions on how to use phyllo. Actually, there are a few tips to baking better desserts with phyllo – keep on reading to find out.
A proper Greek table is incomplete without tirokafteri. This is the second most iconic Greek dip (after tzatziki, obviously). I can totally understand why. It’s spicy, rich in terms of texture thanks to feta and feels so damn velvet that you can’t just have a dip in it.
If you’re looking for a delicious, super easy and extremely aromatic Greek dessert, look no further than portokalopita, also known as Greek orange phyllo cake. This portokalopita recipe is bonkers good!
Eggs: so tasty and such a great source of protein, and yet, so easy to treat them like nothing. Egg recipes are considered one’s entry to the magnificent world of cooking. You fry them, boil them, mix them with vegetables – or, best case scenario with potatoes and sausage – to make an omelette. I’ll give you my opinion in two words: SO BASIC.
It’s definitely the most Google’d salad from Greek cuisine! Super fresh, hearty, colorful, packed with flavor, you’re definitely gonna love this Greek salad recipe. Let me just say that the original version does not include lettuce or any kind of dressing. Greek salad is best enjoyed during the summer when all veg (tomato, cucumber) are in season, juicy and all. Now, the most important ingredient is feta cheese. The real deal should be firm, not too salty, with rich taste and easily chewed.