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.
This vegan digestive biscuits recipe is a treasured one from my collection, because everyone needs a trusty digestive biscuits recipe. Digestives for years now have been adored by biscuit lovers. UK’s favorite biscuit is a digestive for more than 100 years!
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.
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!
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!
Summer vegan moussaka has so much flavor and it is hearty and light. This is a vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free recipe! Moussaka is a retro dish created by the Greeks of Smyrna and Alexandria; vegan moussaka is just as tasty as the traditional one: sweet eggplants, hearty potatoes and savory mushrooms, all topped with a rich vegan béchamel sauce.
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.
Nothing is better than homemade marinara tomato sauce and having a taste of fresh summer tomatoes. The marinara recipe is a vintage one that we never want to forget! A bowl of pasta with marinara sauce is everyone’s favorite dish. This is a very easy, healthy and simple recipe—one of life’s simple pleasures. Serve with crackers for dipping.