Breads

Ivy on Απριλίου 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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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 4th, 2013

I have posted many kinds of recipes with olive breads but still I love olives so much that each time I make some new ones. This time, I had a lot of green olives which our relatives sent us from Sparta, so I decided to make these pull-aparts.  The recipe was inspired by the Eliopita […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 21st, 2012

Pirozhki or piroshki or Piroski (as we call them in Greece, with stress on the last syllable), are made from yeast dough and filled with a variety of fillings and are great for snacks, appetizers, lunch or dinner. Last week when I visited my friend Natasha of Five Star Foodie, she posted Pirozhki filled with eggs […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 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 Μαρτίου 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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Last Saturday 40 Greek Food Bloggers were invited to the Factory of Elais for a tour and familiarization regarding the production and qualities of good olive oil. Arriving there we were pleasantly surprised by the graffiti on the exterior walls which depicted scenes of olive oil production.   We passed inside the factory.. .. and […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 22nd, 2011

I think that you will agree with me that there isn’t any one who will say that they do not love croissants, especially if they are home made. I used to think that it was impossible to make them but I challeged myself and after a couple of attempts and watching a few tutorials on […]

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Piperies Florinis are red long sweet peppers, named after the prefecture of Florina, in Norther Greece, where they are produced. I read in the site of a local producer that these red sweet peppers have been growing in Florina for centuries and date back to antiquity.  They were probably brought back to Macedonia from India […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 18th, 2010

A Chinese Tangzhong starter / Water roux starter is a mixture of flour and water. That is to combine together one portion of bread flour and five portions of water by weight in a pot. Heat up the mixture to bring out the gelatinization of starch in flour. What makes the bread baked with this […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 26th, 2009

Did you know that in Greece we have our own pizza which is called Ladenia (Λαδένια), meaning olive oil bread.  This is a vegan pizza and is a speciality from the island of Kimolos.  I saw this recipe a couple of years ago on Elias Mamalakis T.V. show, a famous Greek T.V. persona.  The main […]

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