Bound by the Ancient Greek cultural law of hospitality, known as Xenia, Greeks show generosity to strangers and guests up to this day! Offering guests spoon sweets accompanied by Greek coffee and cold water is the ultimate Greek gesture of hospitality. In my recipe, I have used the traditional method for making strawberry spoon sweet. It is not too surprising to find a sense of nostalgia in its unforgettable aroma of strawberries, its ruby colour attraction, its true taste of spring. This recipe is a treasure trove of history, culture, and gastronomy.
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.
The retro molasses biscuits are crunchy on the outside with a chewy cinnamon sugar coating and soft on the inside. Try this recipe and you will be surprised how easy and simple it is! Infuse your home with a warm biscuit fragrance; the smell of cinnamon and clove and orange fills the house when you bake these biscuits. Retro molasses biscuits are made healthy with olive oil, whole wheat flour and molasses.
The mint-infused kolokythokeftedes are a classic Greek mezze. The courgette balls are very light because they are baked. Buckwheat kolokythokeftedes are crunchy on the outside and sticky on the inside. They are gluten-free!
Constantinopolitan Malabi is one of the most popular desserts in the Constantinople-Greek cuisine. Constantinopolitan Malabi captivating the aroma of rose petals and Chios mastic is a refreshingly floral dessert. Constantinopolitan Malabi is a traditional, vintage, no-bake dessert. Even though Constantinopolitan Malabi is a gourmet dessert, my recipe is simple, vintage-inspired, vegan, and gluten-free!
Homemade crackers are easier to make than you think! This is a simple recipe with just 6 accessible ingredients. Smoked paprika crackers are crispy, crunchy, and tasty; smoked paprika brings out an appealing flavor and aroma. They are the ideal accompaniment to marinara dip and go well with white wine—pure decadence. They are the perfect snack for any time of day.
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.
Let’s piece the tender and flavorful beetroot leaves, the mint-infused rice, and the refreshing notes of freshly squeezed lemon together to get a dish highly appreciated by everyone, the vegan-yalantzi beetroot leaves dolmades.
Constantinople Walnut and Raisin pie is pure aromatherapy; the scent of almonds and walnuts fills the whole house! This is a very light dessert and it is perfect for a healthy snack at work. A cup of chamomile tea pairs beautifully with a slice of Constantinople Walnut and Raisin pie.
The tender and juicy lemon roasted mushrooms melt in your mouth. The roasted mushrooms with lemon is a very light and easy dish. A mushroom dish can be served as one of several Greek Mezze dishes. This dish is an awesome lunch to bring at work!