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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 20th, 2014

Each year I create the same desserts but I love to let my imagination run wild and turn them into something different each year.  If you are looking for the traditional recipes you will find the links to my recipes at the end. Unconventional Christmas Desserts: Christmas Cake, Melomakarona and Kourabiedes Christmas Cake: I started my Christmas […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 25th, 2013

Kourabiedes are Greek shortbread cookies coated with icing sugar. They are usually offered in festivities such as weddings, engagements, name days, Christmas etc. A very significant factor to have tasty kourabiedes lies mainly on the quality of butter used. Ewe’s milk butter or a mixture of ewe’s and goat milk butter is used but if […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2013

«Melomakarona» (honey cookies) is a traditional recipe made during Christmas.  The cookies are made with olive oil and drenched in a honey syrup, with lots of walnuts on top. Last year I made these unique  Melomakarona which are full with the aroma of mandarin and I have made them again this year with  minor changes. […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2012

This year, like every Christmas, I have made some of the traditional Greek desserts I make every year. These melt in your mouth kourabiedes, which are buttery, shortbread cookies, are based on the recipe contained in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!  The basic ingredients are the same but this year […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 22nd, 2008

Kourabiedes are similar to shortbread cookies.  There are many recipes of kourabiedes but the main ingredient which gives this traditional Greek cookie its taste is the Greek sheep’s butter.   However, if you cannot find Greek sheep’s butter you can also make them with any other butter you usually use. I have made kourabiedes quite […]

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