Christmas baking

Christmas is nearly here and I need another batch of kourabiedes…love to give these gorgeous biscuits as gifts. Here is the recipe for that last minute baking and homemade gift giving. Mary x Kourabiedes 250gm unsalted butter ½ cup (125 gm) caster sugar 3 egg yolks ½ cup (125ml) oil 1 small cup (shot glass) […]

Greek Easter…

April is here already, it doesn’t seem that long ago that it was Christmas, but here I am now preparing for Easter.  I love this time of year. Preparations for Easter begin on Holy Thursday when the eggs are dyed red and families begin their baking, making tsourekia and koulouria.  The house fills with the […]

Langham Masterclass MF&WF – dessert

Bougatsa – filo pastry parcels filled with custard – with roasted figs  1 pkt filo pastry 3 eggs ½ cup castor sugar 1 cup semolina ½ teaspoon vanilla paste 1 ½ litres full fat milk (warm) grated zest of one lemon 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter for brushing icing sugar and cinammon for dusting or […]

Karydopita (walnut cake with syrup)

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. If you are looking for a  dessert for the new year here is my recipe for Karydopita. This gorgeous cake is perfect for any special occasion.  The blend of cinnamon, walnuts and honey make this cake irresistible.  It is very typical of Greek cakes. Happy New Year to all…Mary […]

Winter fruits

Winter brings to our kitchen table gorgeous apples, pears and quince, which I love to poach, bake or simply make compotes with.  You can experiment using your own combination of fruits, adding aromatic spices or some berries to them. Baking these elegant and delicate winter fruits is something I adore.  Perfect with roast meats such […]

Rizogalo – rice pudding

This sweet creamy rizogalo fills me with childhood memories. As a small girl I remember coming home from school and finding small plates filled with rizogalo lined up on the kitchen bench, still hot and sprinkled with aromatic cinnamon.  There was always enough for that afternoon eaten warm and another for the next day, cold […]

Time for a coffee…

In a Greek household, drinking coffee is a way of life.  As a young girl I remember my father always drinking it and my mother always making it.  I remember these days fondly, sipping coffee and chatting…these are the memories that I love so much.   2 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons coffee Greek coffee is […]

Quince spoon sweet

One of my favourite spoon sweets is the one made with quince. The quince is not normally eaten raw as they are hard, too tart and not very pleasant.  However, once cooked and sweetened it transforms into a beautiful red color, and becomes, I think, irresistible. The spoon sweet is not the only way to […]

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there. For those of you who would like to make something sweet for your mother today why not try my Galahtoboureko…it is my all time  favourite dessert, delicious and simple. Here is my recipe…enjoy. Mary x  

Recipe of the Month

Oven Roasted Figs with Ricotta and Honey Ingredients: 1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) fresh figs 50 g (1. oz) unsalted butter 250 g (9 oz) fresh ricotta Greek honey cinnamon pistachios or crushed walnuts   Directions: Prepare the figs by trimming the stems and cutting a cross into the figs but not all the way […]