Bread

The economic crisis in Greece is making us find new ways to save some money and one of it is  finding creative ways to make good use of our leftovers. Psomotyri (ψωμοτύρι) in Greek means bread and cheese and Tyropita (τυρόπιτα) is a pie made with cheese.  Psomotyri, used to be a staple food decades […]

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Ivy on April 9th, 2015

Tsoureki is a type of Greek style sweet brioche bread.   What makes it different is the kind of butter used and its flavour as mahleb and mastic resins are used, which gives it a unique taste. This year I decided to make something different, so I made some changes to my recipe.  What makes […]

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Ivy on March 22nd, 2015

  Tahinopsomo is a beautiful star shaped bread filled with tahini and honey based on the Cypriot recipe for Tahinopita.  However, this is much easier to make by just following the simple technique I used. We can bake it in round baking tin in order to make it look more like bread but if it is […]

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Ivy on January 27th, 2015

Instead of making pizza, you can make these rolls, which are perfect as a snack or even for breakfast. Sometimes, I make it into a big roll, which I cut into pieces and other times I make individual ones and make it into pull-aparts. Whenever you are going to make pizza again, make more dough […]

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When Zorra of Kocktopf, invited  me on Facebook, to participate to the  Bread Baking event,  I wasn’t sure what to make but I decided to take the challenge.  This month’s theme is breadsticks and according to our host,  Marion  it doesn’t matter if they are thick, thin, long, short, straight or crooked, as long as the bread or […]

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Continue reading about Spicy Cornmeal Breadsticks with Graviera Cheese and Tomato Chutney

Ivy on April 30th, 2013

One of my favourite breads is olive bread.  I have lots of recipes on my blog but this time I made it quite different.  Now that we are fasting, it’s perfect for any time of the day, for breakfast, as a snack but also in the evening I don’t like eating cooked food, so a […]

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Continue reading about Vegan Herbed Eliopsomo (Olive Bread) with Pesto

Ivy on December 28th, 2011

Vassilopita Tsoureki is a brioche kind of Greek Sweet Bread made for New Year’s Day.  After midnight and the change of the Year, the head of the family cuts this bread (or cake).  Whoever finds the coin is considered to be lucky during the next year.   If you would like to learn more about […]

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Ivy on April 19th, 2011

  Tsourekia is a brioche type of sweet bread which is braided and is part of our Easter and Christmas traditions. These are the tsourekia I made last year.  I made them with chestnut filling and glazed them with chocolate. The chestnut filling is optional but it’s an addition that surely adds to the wonderful […]

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Ivy on March 8th, 2011

Lagana is a delicious flatbread which is usually baked  on the first day of Lent of the Orthodox Easter.    This year I wanted to make something different from the classic Lagana so I made it with olives and rosemary. I prepared the dough it from the previous day so that I could bake it early […]

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Ivy on November 24th, 2009

I have a few pizza recipes to share with you, as well as a couple of calzone recipes I made recently using the same dough, so before giving the recipes here is the dough I use. I’ve been making pizzas for many years but this is my best pizza dough. My friends and relatives say […]

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