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.
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! My Retro Molasses Biscuits recipe is easy, quick, and healthy and calls for simple ingredients. Infuse your home with a warm biscuit fragrance; the house is filled with a fragrant autumnal bouquet of cinnamon, clove, and orange when baking these biscuits. And as the autumnal weather begins to take hold, celebrate the Autumnal Equinox by baking retro molasses biscuits.
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!
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.
This recipe goes beyond simple semolina pudding by adding apples for an irresistibly appetising flavour. Kids and adults will savour every spoonful of this apple-scented pudding dream. A winter-weather favourite that is a decadent and easy treat anytime of the year, homemade apple and semolina puddings are a match made in heaven in individually portioned desserts. Retro food at its best, who doesn’t love pudding?
The Pomegranate Liqueur captures the fruity scent and flavor of pomegranate. It is perfect after dinner as a digestive or added in provocative cocktails! The aroma is unforgettable, while its crimson red color is bold and potent.