The Greek New Year’s Eve lucky cake is called Vasilopita. The cake contains a hidden gold or silver coin which is slipped into the dough before baking. The person who is fortunate enough to receive the slice containing the coin is believed to attract good luck throughout the year. The most enthralling element of the Greek custom of Vasilopita for the New Year is that this amaranthine recipe has endured for centuries in Greece. Family and friends join in the cutting of the Vasilopita in early January every year.
Digestive biscuits with cranberries recipe is an essential biscuit recipe to make at home! These crunchy and semi-sweet digestives are bursting with tart cranberries. This is not only a simple and elegant recipe but also a tried and tested one. Digestive biscuits with cranberries make for the perfect dunking material. These biscuits are perfect for the whole family.
Kinteata nettle soup is a dense and delicious broth of nettles and spearmint, spiced with red chili flakes called bukovo or ground black pepper and thickened with cornflour. Pontic Greeks love the retro dark green nettle soup and enjoy it as a starter/appetizer especially during the winter season. This historic recipe from the Kingdom of Pontus or Pontic Empire (later called ‘Greek region of Pontus’) is part history and part gastronomic experience.
Crème de marrons is a glamorous dessert and a perfect festive, vegan and gluten-free centerpiece for Christmas/New Year’s Eve breakfast party! Chestnut cream is a versatile indulgence: a rich and nutty spread, a delicious cake/biscuit/crêpe filling, an incredible sweet addition to smoothies.
Indulge yourself with this festive chestnut and mushroom stew, while you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and the festive season with family and friends; this is the perfect vegan and gluten-free main dish that will make your Christmas merry and bright! Chestnut and mushroom stew is the quintessence of winter flavors: savory chestnuts, sweet baby onions, rich-fleshed winter tomatoes and earthy mushrooms combined with an oriental aroma of spices.
As Halloween comes closer, let’s honor the chthonic goddess of the underworld, Hecate. Hecate is a dark goddess in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Hecate’s Black Tart is perfect for a witch’s feast and a Halloween party! Hecate’s Black Tart with its rich and sweet pumpkin-chocolate filling and its soft-chewy molasses crust is vegan and sugar-free!
Chocolate Tahini Cookies are crunchy, loaded with nutty flavor, and laced with melting dark chocolate. Dark chocolate and whole sesame tahini make a decadent combination. The chewy, rich, and luxurious like velvet chocolate tahini cookies are gluten-free and a healthy treat!
Malabi is one of the most popular desserts in the Constantinople-Greek cuisine. It’s a sensational summer and a refreshingly floral dessert with the captivating aroma of rose petals and the enticing Chios mastic. Malabi is a traditional Constantinople, vintage no-bake dessert. Even though this is a gourmet Middle Eastern sweet, our recipe is simple, vegan, and gluten free!
Peppers stuffed with buckwheat is an easy-to-prepare and uniquely delicious summer dish. The mint-infused nutty buckwheat filling and the sweet summer bell peppers pairing is a celebration of summer! The recipe is gluten-free and works well as either a side or main dish.
Stuffed courgette flowers are considered a delicate and vegan viand perfect for summer gatherings. This recipe is a real celebration of summer! The vibrant colors of this dish, its bright aroma of fresh herbs, and its tangy lemon flavor will offer you an unforgettable food experience. Aromatic white wines defined by citrus notes are an ideal accompaniment to stuffed courgette flowers.