Spinach & Cheese Mini Pies

Spinach & Cheese Mini Pies
These Spinach Pies & Cheeses are made with Yoghurt Dough and baked in the oven. They are delicious and cute, as they are small, though with a lengthy process. If you are not busy and have fun to deal with anxiolytic procedures, such as dough, make them and enjoy them at your festive table. It is an ideal finger food and perfect for a buffet. They are worth their effort.
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work: 1h:30′ time: 2h:30′ medium:

Almond Pears-Amigthalota

Almond Pears-Amigthalota
The Argosaronic Islands, Cyclades, Dodecanese and all of our islands -and not only- make and celebrate with these Amigthalota/ Almonds Pears, snowy sweets of joy and hospitality to welcome new life, new names, new beginnings, new pleasures. Snowy as the purity of the happy moments of our life and flavored with the essence of the blossoms of the sour orange.
As many as our islands are so many variations of this simple and such a beloved delicacy. Grated almond, egg white and fine semolina make up the basic principle to make these fragrant sweets and smell the home tradition and joy!
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work: 30′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Traditional Greek Easter Bread-Tsoureki

Traditional Greek Easter Bread-Tsoureki
If we close our eyes and think of Greek Easter, Orthodox Easter image to be formed in our mind is a delicious well done buns with a red egg. This is the view of our Greek Easter!
Sometimes easy with simple procedures and sometimes complicated and demanding the Tsoureki remains the favorite flavored sweet bread large and small. It has primacy in our Easter & Easter table with red eggs and bagels. Customs that blend and reconcile families and friends.
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Have a pleasant and enjoyable Easter of 2018!
work: 1h:00′ time: 4h:00′ medium:

Koulourakia: Cypriot Easter Cookies

Koulourakia: Cypriot Easter Cookies
These Easter Cookies are traditional Cypriot Easter buns, which although Lenten are traditionally made on Good Friday.
They are flavored with oriental spices but also with Chios mastic and their aromas resemble those of Easter Tsoureki. They are ideally suited to our coffee and we certainly have more than one.
Daktylies is a type of long shaped bread, which is separated into smaller parallel pieces, in order to be cut off easier and evenly. The ingredients used for daktylies are flour, leaven, water, sesame seeds and aniseed. Many housewives in the countryside continue the tradition and bake daktylies for the needs of the family. Yours!
work: 45′ time: 3h:30′ medium:

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup
For this simple first dish, the time it takes to be done does not exceed twenty minutes. Besides, there is the relevant expression: "Faster than to cook asparagus". Yet, though fast, it's delicious. It escapes from our usual Kitchen Soups and is splendidly fragrant.
Each ingredient is distinguished by its flavor and taste. When the first spoon arrives in our mouth and the palate begins to detect the aromas, it will record the soft and fine taste of asparagus (favorite vegetable), the intensity of the roasted garlic, the unique aroma of wild fennel, the unparalleled flavor of Parmesan and the set ends up being an incredible "dance" of tasteful combination.
Surely it surprises us that this little white soup can have such an exciting flavor.
It is accompanied by a glass of rosé wine.
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work: 10′ time: 20′ very easy:

Homemade Soft Pretzel

Homemade Soft Pretzel
Have you ever felt that you would like to have the physique of Goddess Kali with 4 hands so that you can do many things at the same time and that your own hands are not enough? This is with me when I decide to deal with the doughs, where times run, parallel processes and many different small things that must be done in the correct sequence, that's when I need excess arms, fellow hands, comfortable, convenient & ready to assist in whatever we strive…
So here too, the helping hand came unexpectedly and they became these very fluffy, brioche textured, bread rolls, soft pretzel, all weather and all-purpose. On the top are sprinkled with the seasoning, the characteristic thick salt and a brownish color thanks to the Maillard reaction. Preserved for some days fresh and combined with a meal or filled with sweet or savory flavors, your choice.
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work: 1h:30′ time: 3h:00′ medium:

Spring Flower Birthday Cake

Spring Flower Birthday Cake
Spring came, the days will grow longer and we will see flowers blossom everywhere. This in itself is a good reason to smile more than this cake shows us how.
Let's dream of blue sky, tiny green buds that appear on the branches to transform into fresh, colorful flowers and in many places have already felt their presence.
In an effort to welcome the change of season with open arms we created a white cake for the coming of Spring with freshly edible flowers with fluffy sponge cake filled with strawberries and with an easy, soft, lightweight, without too much sugar coating. We choose from the following list which edible flowers we can use (a little or a lot) and decorate this cake, a "joy of God" cake, a whole garden with optimistic messages and joyful looks to make our mood, but also a festive only for festive joyful events we prepare cakes, so it is not;
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work: 1h:00′ time: 2h:00′ medium:

Tahini Cookies

Tahini Cookies
Mini cookies of a mouthful, fasting, but without the exclusion of the pleasure of their delicacy and the rest of the year, the non-fasting. Ideal snacks for vegans and those who care for their diet. It is free of milk, without eggs or butter but with tahini, juice and orange zest, amber brandy & aromatic spices, giving them a dark color!
Enjoy them with your favorite drink or wrap them on soft rice paper & fill gift boxes with them. A remarkable gift for loved ones, friends, associates, neighbors… will be duly appreciated.
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work: 45′ time: 2h:00′ easy:

Blood Orange Marmalade

Blood Orange Marmalade
These wonderful oranges, blood oranges with red spots on skin and red flesh made jam and is one of the most beautiful in the red scarlet color, and perhaps the most delicious.
Since childhood I was magnetized and impressed by the blood-red flesh! In the grand grove of the grandfather, there were almost all sorts of citrus - and various varieties for some of them - from citrus, which exported to Marseilles, lemons & muskelson to oranges, mandarins & egg yolks. Everyone with different tastes and sweetness but so beneficial to our body. Since then I have loved these fruits and it was the season, though very young, I ate lemon cut at 4 and sprinkled with salt. From this magical world of our orange tree a part of it has come to my property, thanks to the generosity of the people who so fought with their land.
Eternally grateful!
work: 30′ time: 12h:00′ very easy:

Feta Pie with Peppers

Feta Pie with Peppers
A pie very special, not only due to its ingredients but also for the technique, the handling of phyllo sheets.
How do the crust leaves look like country, stay crisp and distinguish one by one in and on the pie.
If you like pies, this unique category of Greek Cuisine, it will compensate you twice: Fresh and simple.
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work: 30′ time: 1h:20′ easy: