Kopiaste..to Greek Hospitality http://kopiaste.org ... for Authentic & Healthy Greek and Cypriot Recipes Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:57:45 +0000 el hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 How to make Sugar Paste or Rolled Fondant http://kopiaste.org/2014/12/make-sugar-paste-rolled-fondant/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/12/make-sugar-paste-rolled-fondant/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:11:08 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24163   There are many types of fondant but today I am making Rolled Fondant.  Rolled fondant or sugar pasta is like sweet dough.  Glycerin, glucose gelatin and shortening are added to make the dough pliabe.   This type of fondant is used  to decorate cakes, biscuits, cookies, cupcakes etc or to make other objects to […]

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Deconstructed Pavlova with Lemon Posset Ryzogalo and Winter Poached Fruit http://kopiaste.org/2014/12/deconstructed-pavlova-lemon-posset-ryzogalo-winter-poached-fruit/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/12/deconstructed-pavlova-lemon-posset-ryzogalo-winter-poached-fruit/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:26:54 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24125 Three recipes combined together make this delicious fusion deconstructed Australian Pavlova: Greek Ryzogalo, British Posset and Meringues.  The poached fruit is optional but it makes a wonderful addition.  You can surely serve it as it is or with Glyka tou Koutaliou (Greek Fruit Preserves). The meringues can be made ahead and stored in air tight […]

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Milokopi (Shi Drum) à la Briam http://kopiaste.org/2014/12/milokopi-shi-drum-la-briam/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/12/milokopi-shi-drum-la-briam/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:37:39 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23988 Milokopi (Shi Drum – Umbrina cirrosa), is a delicious Mediterranean fish recipe which I made up having Briam in mind.    This way you have your baked fish with some vegetables on the side.  I used the vegetables I had at home that day but you can also add some carrots and courgettes as well. The […]

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Three Tiered Lemon and Raspberry Mini Wedding Cakes http://kopiaste.org/2014/11/three-tiered-lemon-raspberry-mini-wedding-cakes/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/11/three-tiered-lemon-raspberry-mini-wedding-cakes/#comments Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:19:18 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24050 SiliKoMart sent me these silicone molds to review together with a silicone mat and a package of sugar pasta.  Thank you silikomart for the lovely gift.   I would rate this product with five stars as they do not need any greasing and the cakes come out very easily.  They wash easily even in the washing […]

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Green Scored Cured Olives and a Giveaway http://kopiaste.org/2014/11/green-scored-cured-olives-giveaway/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/11/green-scored-cured-olives-giveaway/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:00:09 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=24064 The best time to make these olives here in Greece but also all over the Mediterranean is from the beginning of October till late November when the olives begin to ripen and are still green. I bought these olives from the farmers” market in Nafplion early in October and what made me buy them was […]

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Chestnut & Dulce de Leche Spread http://kopiaste.org/2014/11/chestnut-dulce-de-leche-spread/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/11/chestnut-dulce-de-leche-spread/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:26:36 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23999 Homemade spreads are easy to make and can be bottled in pretty jars as gifts. This original chestnut and dulce de leche spread will be much appreciated. Dulce De Leche is a favourite Latin American treat.  I combined this amazing treat with chestnuts and I am very proud to have created this delicious spread.  Whenever I […]

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Rocket & Peppers Salad with Feta and Mandarin Vinaigrette http://kopiaste.org/2014/11/rocket-peppers-salad-feta-mandarin-vinaigrette/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/11/rocket-peppers-salad-feta-mandarin-vinaigrette/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:18:07 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23992 I do not post salads very often but I can assure you that we eat them on a daily basis.  Being a Greek, my all times favourite salad which makes it to the table 9 out of 10 times is, of course, the Greek Salad.  I do make other salads as well but since I […]

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Dulce De Leche Cheesecake and Milk Almond Chocolates http://kopiaste.org/2014/11/dulce-de-leche-cheesecake-milk-almond-chocolates/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/11/dulce-de-leche-cheesecake-milk-almond-chocolates/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:00:25 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23966   Cheesecake is one of our favourite desserts. If you ask me which kind do I prefer, the baked one or the no bake one, it’s very difficult to reply because I like both but if I were to chose only one, I would say the baked one.   Today it” s my eldest son’s […]

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Chocolate Pudding with Petimezi and Charoupomelo http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/chocolate-pudding-petimezi-charoupomelo/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/chocolate-pudding-petimezi-charoupomelo/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:21:09 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23721 You may be wondering what petimezi (epsima in Cyprus) and charoupomelo (teratsomelo in Cyprus) are.   Petimezi or epsima is grape juice, cooked until a thick syrup is produced.  It’s a product produced for millenia and you may already know it as grape syrup or grape molasses.   These two Greek traditional products were used in […]

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Spinach and Mushroom Tart with Buffalo Butter and Cheese http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/spinach-mushroom-tart-buffalo-butter-cheese/ http://kopiaste.org/2014/10/spinach-mushroom-tart-buffalo-butter-cheese/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:39:45 +0000 http://kopiaste.org/?p=23950 A savoury tart is always perfect for parties, enjoyed with friends for dinner, to take at picnics, to enjoy with a glass of wine or drinking a cup of coffee. The secret of making a good  tart shell is the quality of the butter used and following some basic techniques.  Up to now I have been […]

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