Classic apple crisp gets upgraded with fresh figs and grapes for a delightfully fresh and fruity dessert. Ripe autumnal figs are delicious, but cooked figs are out of this world; their sticky crimson juices perfectly complement crisp fall apples and syrupy grapes. Add almonds for extra crunch! Try this simple dessert and enjoy all the best flavours of the season.
Trust me, you’re going to want to spread this jam on everything! Greeks traditionally flavour fig jam with rose geranium, a culinary delight passed down from the Byzantine era. This jam will keep for up to a year in the sealed jars.
Hot summer days call for light and refreshing treats. When the weather is hot, I crave a house that smells like sweet cherry and vanilla bliss. This easy and gluten-free cherry-vanilla crisp pairs beautifully with Greek yogurt, ice-cream, or custard.
A perfect way to explore the gastronomical wonders of the fall season is to make fig preserves; fresh figs are abundant in the summer and fall. Vanilla fig preserves with its autumnal red colour, delicate vanilla aroma, and unique taste is a gourmet delight. Give the gift to homemade vanilla fig preserves to family and friends! This recipe is not only a tried and tested one but also it is very simple and easy.
White-fleshed peaches have a delicate taste, a delicate taste that accentuates the ethereal aroma of mastic. The combination of white peaches and a magical touch of Chios mastic is irresistible, especially with ancient Greek Pelanos bread. White peach and Chios mastic jam offers an otherworldly gastronomic experience; you are advised to concentrate every sense on this hedonic moment.
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.
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. It is an elegant mixology syrup with outstanding flavour, and a versatile sweetener.
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.