Little Aubergine Pies with Homemade Kourou Dough

Little Aubergine Pies with Homemade Kourou Dough
A Kourou Dough -yogurt dough- so pliable & velvety, which you will love for the comfort of its management. The pies are filled with whatever stuffing we like. Wonderful Aubergine Pies were made here, very tasty & fluffy and where the tender, grated, biscuit dough competes equally with the wonderfully delicious stuffing with eggplant and Greek cheeses, such as Gruyère & kasseri. The blue poppy seed gives them an extra click of flavor.
A suggestion for a snack for the morning coffee but also for a beer or… why not, with an easy drink and fruity wine, iced & dry Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie -the most popular variety of Italy- on our summer terrace with dear friends.
Cheers!
work: 1h:00′ time: 1h:30′ easy:

Lemon-Flavored Yogurt Jelly

Lemon-Flavored Yogurt Jelly
Refrigerating dessert with Greek natural yogurt, lemon jelly & cookies stuffed with lemon flavor. 5 hours later we enjoy a healthy low-calorie lemony yogurt. A delicious dessert like this, made by all moms, with cookies of different flavors, rusks, savoiardi-biscuits or any kind of seasonal fruit or jams . Here with crunchy stuffed cookies at the base and crumbled on top and a nice velvety cream with lemon zest & yogurt jelly.
Yours!
work: 20′ time: 5h:30′ very easy:

Fresh Apricot Clafoutis

Fresh Apricot Clafoutis
It's apricot time and I'm happy. I really love these round, juicy fruits, with the color of the sunset and the velvety skin. Few other fruits, when ripe, have such a creamy texture and strong aroma that I like to smell them with deep breaths, as if I had to store it in my memory.
I realize that there are several apricot recipes on the blog which means I always put them first when it came time… If we share the same enthusiasm came the right recipe for this year, so you can enjoy them uniquely in a delicious Clafoutis.
Yours!
work: 20′ time: 1h:20′ easy:

Healthy Banana Pancakes

Healthy Banana Pancakes
What is so special about this recipe? Well, let's start with the pancakes. They are extremely soft, light, healthy & fluffy like soft pillows! Roasted & crushed hazelnuts add a wonderful, crispy texture and the unique aroma of roasted nuts. The layers of caramelized bananas in maple syrup and brown sugar in the intermediate layers of the «tower», sometimes a little sloping to look like that of Tower of Pisa, add even more delicious, sweet and sticky flavors to these Pancakes. You just have to try them on to know what I'm talking about!
From above we decorate with whatever we like. If they are spring pancakes, we put antioxidant fruits of the forest, such as strawberries, raspberries & blueberries, which are among the superfoods, almond slivers & plenty of syrup.
Make a lot and fill, with these healthy Pancakes, children's plates with all the above and they will be amazing…
Yours
work: 20′ time: 40′ easy:

Yogurt Apple Cake

Yogurt Apple Cake
Mother was, is and will be special to the child, the teenager, the adult and today is nothing more than an opportunity to honor her and show her how much we love her.
Mother, mother, mom. Three words that enclose respect, beauty, tenderness, love and are always the most important presence in human life. An insurmountable bond that was praised more than any other, the mother was the source of inspiration for thousands of artists.
In the first verses of a poem dedicated to the mother we read:
  • «I was awakened at dawn by an aura, a breath,
  • on the cheek fluttered my mother's kiss
  • Her caress filled me with love and affection
  • and back I became a child again.
  • With a kiss and a wish and her smile,
  • As soon as I woke up I saw my sun on her face »…
work: 20′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Coconut Rolls

Coconut Rolls
A recent study by the Royal Roads University of Canada on nutrition in times of crisis came to some conclusions:
«Food is a carrier of the transition from normalcy to different times in real time, at the same time. This leads to a revision of key values ​​as well as processes of our busy economic and industrial society and its various branches, such as those related to food and entertainment. Above all, there is the aspect of survival, the realization that man is no longer dominant and, to talk about the purely practical part of food, there is a need to save resources, using all the materials at our disposal. Cooking is one of the things that connects us to natural living systems and food is something that connects us, on a deeper level, to the Earth itself».
So many people, being confined to their home, make their own food every day and pastry products have the dominant say with daily and better daily bread.
The recipe we suggest today is one of these tender doughs like brioche, is sweet, fluffy and soft buns, stuffed with dried coconut and bathed, while still hot, with sweetened condensed milk. Yours!

work: 45′ time: 4h:00′ medium:

Feta Cheese Soufflé Pie in Rolls

Feta Cheese Soufflé Pie in Rolls
Delicious & very special Cheese pie. Suitable for every hour of the day, as a main course, appetizer, snack or lunch!
The main ingredient that we will need to make this cheese pie, is of course the Greek feta, which is the favorite ingredient in all types of Greek pie recipes.
To prepare this cheese pie/ soufflé recipe, the feta is crumbled and rolled into rolls with many pastry sheets and all together sprinkled with a mixture of milk, egg, cream and soft drink soda, which will give this pie volume, fluffy texture and more. Taste.
Bake until puffed and golden.
The Pie is absolutely delicious!
work: 45′ time: 1h:30′ medium:

Greek Brioche-Easter 2020

Greek Brioche-Easter 2020
Our Easter Tsourekia of 2020 was a beautiful experience, although their process was time consuming. We kept great waiting times for a total of 5 inflatables and which time (and inflatables) worked positively and substantially to make them fluffy, with strings and delicious buns.
Their ingredients are the classic for Tsourekia of our Greek Easter Brioche in a more enhanced dose, since 1 kg of flour was required.
Despite the long process, the hand work was very little. The dough, a perfect dough in texture and aroma also gave a perfect final result, which justified the effort and noise of the thing… But it is these family Easter traditions that create inextricable links and tasteful memories that connect us as a family, as a Nation.

We wish you a Happy Easter, with a lot of strength, so that we can face an invisible enemy who changed our lives!
work: 1h:30′ time: 6h:00′ medium:

Greek Halva

Greek Halva
This here, Semolina Halva is young, handsome and scandalous, without question or hesitation, he also has a caramelized taste like an extra bonus in the suitcase with his dowry. There is a little secret about him and it is about the technique of his preparation. It will be revealed to you later, reading the article or enjoying it, if you make it!
Forget the well-known 1 2 3 4 etc. here arithmetic changes, it's not like when we were kids and they taught us our first sweets… Confectionery is an evolving art, it's very special and strict, I would say, even if it concerns the simplest of sweets. Sometimes the simple does not mean simplistic, the depthless approach to the real.
Its ingredients, thanks to which it becomes very light and aromatic, apart from the well-known semolina, are nuts, cinnamon, juice and orange zest as well as sweet orange spoon chopped!
Yours
work: 45′ time: 2h:45′ easy:

Focaccia in Spiral Shape

Focaccia in Spiral Shape
Spiral Focaccia, this very delicious Italian bread does not stop surprising us with its shapes, textures and flavors. Here it is stuffed with a spicy red sauce and adorned with juicy and tasty cherry olives and tomatoes, which end up on the Fokacha Strip.
Really beautiful, crisp exterior but with soft bread crumbs spicy stuffing.
An irresistible appetizer of flavor. This Fokacha is a really perfect recipe.

A tribute to Italy and to all the people who live there. And of course to everyone in all the rest of the world to stay safe, to stay at home!
work: 1h:30′ time: 12h:00′ medium: