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.
Dundee cake is a traditional Scottish fruitcake, a classic treat for all, which derives its name from the city of Dundee. Dundee cake is considered one of the best desserts in the world. My Dundee cake is vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, and butter-free; my vintage-inspired Dundee cake not only has the same texture and flavour as the traditional fruitcake, but reaches all parts of your palate with its floral aroma of a citrus orchard in bloom and its lush richness of fruits and finishes leaving a mellow rum aftertaste.
Sophia’s hibiscus jello is a delicious light way to finish a romantic meal. Sophia’s hibiscus jello made with hibiscus syrup captures the sweet and tart flavour, the floral and fruity bouquet, and the ruby red colour — the colour of sexual attraction — of the exotic hibiscus blooms. My recipe is very easy and quick, and yet Sophia’s hibiscus jello is a majestic Valentine’s Day dessert; hibiscus is considered an aphrodisiac herb that boosts libido. My hibiscus jello recipe does not contain gelatin or artificial food colours. Sophia’s hibiscus jello is vegan, gluten-free, and alcohol-free.
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.
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.
Find the perfect Thanksgiving dishes with Healthy Bread by Sophia! Plan a vegan Thanksgiving dinner menu with these recipes, including aperitif cocktails; starter/appetizer; main dish; and dessert, that will impress everyone at the table!
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!
Pear jam with star anise captures the sweet freshness of autumnal pears and apples, the tangy sweetness of oranges, the soft and exotic scent of star anise, the spicy aroma of fresh ginger, highlighting the best autumnal and winter flavors. Wake up to a festive, Thanksgiving, Christmas breakfast with this great recipe! Pear jam with star anise will surely please even the most discerning gourmet palate. The recipe showcases the eternal appeal of Mediterranean flavors.
The perfect cake recipe for a great grown-up night at home with friends. The cake is infused with plenty of whiskey and has the richest drizzle of dark chocolate and whiskey ganache. Warm your body and soul with great company, a bottle of your favorite whiskey, your favorite music and chocolate whiskey cake for everyone!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane with these retro carob biscuits! They have a naturally sweet and earthy flavor and are the best for dunking in tea or coffee and a good breakfast idea to power up your morning routine. This is an easy recipe for homemade biscuits that will keep for up to two week. Kids will love them!