Desserts

Greek Island Watermelon Cake

Greek watermelon cake

Watermelon means summer almost anywhere you go. I love it, crisp cold watermelon is the ideal way to end a summer meal. But what do you do when you have bought a humongous watermelon and you know that you can’t…

Greek Island Almond Sweets – Amygthalota

amygdalota

The abundance of almonds on the Greek island lead to a number of desserts made with… what else? Almonds. If you have traveled to islands such as Mykonos, Tinos, Sifnos you may have seen these white little sweets.

Candied Greek Citron

Candied Citron

Last week we were invited to celebrate Tsiknopempti which is the equivalent to Fat Tuesday, but Greeks celebrate by tsiknisma which means barbecuing a piece of meat so you can literally smell it all over the neighborhood. It signifies the…

Pasteli: Greek Honey-Sesame Bars

Pasteli Honey Sesame Bars

These sesame bars known as pasteli in Greek are the original power bars. They actually go back to antiquity, the ancient Greeks had a similar recipe that included a variety of nuts and honey. Today you can pretty much find…

Fig and Greek Cheese Mini Phyllo Pies

Fig and cheese pies

The combination of cheese and fruit is a classic one and common in Greece as well. The most popular combinations being feta cheese with watermelon or cantaloupe but also another lesser known combo: Graviera Cheese and figs. Graviera is a…

Apple-Raisin Phyllo Strudel

phyllo apple strudel

I’ve mentioned this before, but phyllo is so versatile and you should always have some in your kitchen. Here in Greece we actually have fresh phyllo (not frozen) available at the super market which makes it even easier to make…