Biscuits

Hello from Athens again. I’ve been trying to write a blog post when I was in Assini for over a week unsuccessfully and I haven’t been visiting my friends” blogs for quite a long time.  Please forgive me but there are a lot of distractions in the countryside.  You can read a post on our […]

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  Tomorrow is Tyrini, the last day before the Easter fasting begins and also marks the end of carnival.  On this day it  is a tradition to eat anything with dairy products, especially cheese.  In Cyprus the last day before fasting for Christmas (14th November) and Tyrini, before Easter is called «sikoses».  Sikoses, from the […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 19th, 2010

These cookies were intended for a gingerbread house but one of the walls accidentally broke so I had to figure out a way to use them.  Well, there was no need to  cry over spilled milk and after all, lots of wonderful recipes were created due to an accident. The wafer cigars were intended for […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 10th, 2009

The other night when I was making the Almond Paste for the Christmas cake, I had two egg yolks which I wanted to use.  I decided that the best way to use them was to make a custard cream.  However, I still wanted to make a lovely Espresso Coconut Roulade I saw a few days […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 1st, 2009

Tiramisu used to be one of my favourite desserts and although I used to make it often in the past, after the bird flu, I stopped making it because of the raw eggs used in this dessert.  While in Rome, we were offered tiramisu a couple of times, as part of the menu and remembered […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

These are the traditional cookies we make in Cyprus and call them «koulourouthkia» and sometimes koulourouthkia sigma.   The letter sigma is the only letter in the Greek alphabet which has three forms: capital, small and ending  «S»  (Σ σ ς), so they are shaped like an end s. In Cyprus we make these cookies with […]

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Continue reading about Koulourouthkia me Anthonero (Blossom Water Cookies)

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 11th, 2007

Anari is a Cypriot soft cheese and this easy dessert is a sort of Cypriot cheesecake.  It is very refreshing and very tasteful. Ingredients: 2 packets of sfogliatine biscuits 1 kilo of unsalted anari cheese 1 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon ½ cup of orange blossom water Whipping cream 1 heavy cream […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

  Kormos in Greek means tree log and has been named after its shape.    A very easy dessert even a child can make. Ingredients: 1 packet (250 grams) of butter 2 cups of icing sugar 1/2 cup of dark cocoa 3 packets of plain biscuits, such as morning coffee or petit beurre 1/4 cup of […]

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