Cheese Pie Cream

Cheese Pie Cream
In Greek Traditional Cuisine, one finds many different types of pie, which vary by region, so each region in Greece has its own traditional pie as a point of reference. Sometimes they are the main appetizer or a tasty and healthy snack during the day!

With many variations, different ingredients, a different way of serving and many different names, pies are a characteristic traditional delicacy in every corner of our country. Savory or sweet, with or without foil, round, triangular, simple or complex, traditional pies are a big chapter in Greek Gastronomy.

Besides the variations in the sheet - fresh handmade sheet or ready-made sheet or even without a sheet - there is a wide variety of sheets, some thin and transparent and others thicker. Some pies are prepared with several layers of sheets in the pan and a mixture is thrown inside them, such as spinach, cheese, various greens or vegetables. The variety of pie filling has no limits. You only need your imagination and the pure and fresh ingredients of each place. In addition to the classic pie with cheese or greens, you can put meat, sausages, vegetables, frumenty, pasta and whatever else you want in the filling!
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Lemony Cream Cake!

Lemony Cream Cake!
This creamy cake, which is deliciously fluffy and musky lemon, filled with traditional goat's yogurt combined with Domokou katiki (like ricotta), gave us pleasant tasting - but also festive - moments.
The lemony cream inside, with intense acidic tones, is sandwiched between 2 layers of crumbly dough mixture, which makes it very special and wonderfully delicious. The almond fillet enhances its taste and appearance. It's barely sweet because that's our choice, so we accompany it with a sweet red wine.
We liked it doubly because we had in mind to enjoy it during the holidays, so we named it "Birthday Cake" in honor of the birthday person…
Yours!


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Cake with Yogurt, Olive Oil & Jam

Cake with Yogurt, Olive Oil & Jam Κέικ με Γιαούρτι, Ελαιόλαδο & Μαρμελάδα, Αφράτο Κέικ
A very fluffy cake, very special without many eggs, with yogurt and olive oil. It is one of the cakes that have the name "Sponge Cake" (without referring to the well-known sponge cake, which has other ingredients and a different way of making it), for the reason that it is really so soft & fluffy.
On its surface is added extra yogurt and jam - any jam we like - which, by stirring them lightly with a toothpick, partially sinks into the interior of the cake during baking and makes it delicious and moist. Try this easy & perfectly fluffy cake.
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Rice Meatball Soup

Rice Meatball Soup
A soup that we can enjoy with great pleasure and soothe, warm and satiate a stubborn stomach from the first spoon. A wonderful, warm, rich soup with rice meatball & some vegetables.
This soup, with the unique Greek egg-lemon sauce, is so delicious that it is superior to the other colored versions.
If your tastes and culinary moods coincide with ours, try it!
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work: 00h:30′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Savory Pumpkin Pie

Savory Pumpkin Pie
It was the last pumpkin we had outside in the cool of nature in a shady place. We made it into a pie and gave the neighbor a big piece too! The last winter pie for this year. The last yellow pumpkin for this year.
I share with you one of my favorite pies. Sweet and salty at the same time. But definitely a pie for food. It contains the traditional sour frumenty -trachana elsewhere- of Crete, the land of my ancestors and whose taste accompanies me since I was a child. The rest of the ingredients are crushed vermicelli, which becomes invisible after baking, Greek feta, but also eggs and milk and plenty of dried onion and of course olive oil, from our production Cretan olive oil.
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Cheese Bread

Cheese Bread
Delicious Cheese Bread complete and absolute in taste and content. A fluffy puff pastry, stuffed with Greek feta cheese and yellow cheese.
Easy & quick process without any effort, with the end result of this delicious bread, to become our hearty snack or to accompany a plate of pulses on winter days.
The dough can be made from the previous one and put in the fridge or stay on our kitchen counter all night, depending on the weather. The next day we complete the preparation and bake.
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Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies

These cookies are the traditional and easiest dessert to celebrate Chinese New Year, the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It does not have a fixed date, in 2022 it was February 1 and the celebrations last 15 days.
As familiar as its ingredients are to us, it is nevertheless one of the most popular Chinese Pastries. They are made in every home and everyone contributes with them to the Chinese New Year Table. They are very easy to make and complete in less than 30 minutes. It is even said that they bring good luck in the New Year!
Super simple and clean materials that you probably already have in your closet. They are crunchy and buttery with a small amount of almond or vanilla extract and definitely a favorite in the crowd, young and old. In ours I replaced the sugar with Stevia, you choose what you like.

Good & Lucky Chinese New Year in the Year of the Tiger!



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Traditional Greek Orange Cake with Syrup

Traditional Greek Orange Cake with Syrup
Juicy, easy, fluffy and full of aromas Traditional Greek Orange Cake with Syrup, which is made with crust leaves, finely chopped & hidden inside and with strained yogurt. It is syruped with a thick orange syrup to make the flavors even more orange. The taste of orange floods the palate so pleasantly and so intensely, uniquely!
Of all the syrupy sweets of Greek Cuisine, this orange pie is by far our favorite. It's because oranges are our favorite fruit! It combines beautifully with a ball of our favorite ice cream and the flavors take off.
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Traditional Kalitsounia of Chania, Crete

Traditional Kalitsounia of Chania, Crete
In the traditional agricultural and urban Cuisine of Crete, the products that the rural populations, for centuries now, produce and consume on their own until the communications changed, so that they can find them elsewhere inside or outside of Greece, played a leading role.
Some of these products had their place of honor on the big, important festive days of Christmas, Easter, August 15.… Then the housewives made the famous Kalitsounia in large quantities for family but also to friends, neighbors and visitors.
Today's Kalitsounia have their roots of Chania, whose inhabitants, due to the soil morphology of the place, had the main occupation of grazing sheep. As a result, dairy farming was a parallel profession, so that they could make use of the milk they had in the mountainous area of Psiloritis.
Try them!

※※※※※We wish you a Happy Easter 2021!※※※※※

work: 3h:00′ time: 3h:00′ easy:

Easter Brioche Buns

Easter Brioche Buns
Easter Brioche or Tsoureki Oriental in Greece is a traditional sweet bread, which is prepared throughout the year and especially during the Easter holidays. It needs yeast and good kneading to inflate and create beautiful fibers inside that will keep it fresh and fluffy for days. Also aromatic spices and citrus zest, such as lemon and orange, flavor it wonderfully. It is often decorated with red eggs and has different shapes and sizes.
This year we made small brioche buns to accompany our coffee for days.
Try them!
※※※※※We wish you Happy Easter 2021!※※※※※

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