Archive for the ‘Greek Family Food’ Category

Greek Almond Macaroon Biscuits (Amygdalota)

I am not quite sure about the origin of these little treats as I have seen dozens of different versions. I know that they have been around in Greek cake shops ever since I was little and they have always been my favourite Greek sweet. I seem to remember them being quite bigger – however […]

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Greek Yoghurt Cake

My aunt introduced me to this cake and I have to say I am completely taken by it – not only for the simplicity of the cake but the ability to vary the ingredients and make lots of different types of cakes with this base recipe Ingredients: 1 cup full-fat yogurt 1 cup oil 2 […]

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Greek Baklava

This has to be the simplest and most delicious sweet that anyone that loves syrupy sweets can make   Ingredients 250gm butter 1 packet filo pastry 500gm walnuts 1 tblspn cinammon cloves Syrup 2 cups sugar 1 cup water 1 tblspn honey 1/2 cinammon stick 2 pieces lemon peel Method Whizz the walnuts in a […]

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Melomakarona

  1 cup oil 1 cup sugar ½ cup brandy or ¾ cup sweet red wine ½ cup orange juice orange zest from 2 oranges lemon zest from 1 lemon ¾  tspn cinnamon ¼ tspn ground cloves up to 7 1/2 cups plain flour 3 tspns baking powder 1/2 tspn bicarb soda   Walnut Mixture […]

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Koulourakia

Soula made these the other day and brought them into work – they were quite delicious. Here is the recipe Ingredients 4 eggs 1 cup olive oil 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1/4 tspn baking powder 1/2 tspn vanilla extract self raisng flour Method Beat 2 of the eggs plus the  eggwhites of the […]

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Fasolatha

I have posted the traditional recipe for white bean soup already however u can cheat with this. I made this the other day as my boys are developing a taste for it and its soo easy to prepare using canned beans Heat up some olive oil and saute some chopped onion, add chopped carrot and celery including […]

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Bifteki – Little Meatballs

1kg minced meat – combination of beef pork and lamb is good chopped up parsley, mint,thyme Saute cummin seeds, cloves, cinammon, allspice in a little oilive oil slowly – just until aromas come through Put into blender Put red wine or milk in a bowl and add 1 cup breadcrumbs (or bread)and allow to soften […]

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Tsatsiki

1 cup strained yoghurt – can buy this in specialty delicatessans otherwise strain in a muslim cloth for several hours until water has drained offpeeled and grated cucumbergarlic finely choppedsalt 3-4 tblspns olive oil mint mix together and serve in bowl

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Charred Red Peppers

Take as many red peppers or capsicums as you like and either place them on a hot bbq and cook till charred all over or place on rack in oven. Once cooked place in paper bag to soften and make it easier to peel off the skin. Its ok if some bits of blackened skin […]

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Greek Easter

Easter time is here once again. The kitchen is in full swing with eggs being painted red, baking the Easter bread and preparing for Easter Sunday. After midnight mass on Saturday a traditional Greek Easter soup is prepared where in years gone by everybody would gather at friends homes to eat together and to break […]

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