Cakes

Ivy on Ιουνίου 5th, 2011

Did I ever mention how much I love desiccated coconut?  Well, I do and when I went to an Asian store a couple of months back, I bought a large packet, which was much cheaper than the ones we get in supermarkets, so I have been using it in a lot of my recipes, which […]

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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 Απριλίου 3rd, 2011

    Yesterday, the Greek food bloggers were invited to a tour at Unilever-Elais factory, this time to see how margarine is prepared. We visited their olive oil factory a few weeks ago and although I am a vivid fan of olive oil, I also use margarine as well, whenever necessary.  Butter may taste better […]

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Continue reading about The perfect Marbled Chocolate-Bergamot-Almond Cake

Ivy on Μαρτίου 11th, 2011

Today is my little daugter’s birthday.  Evanggelia (Elia) is turning 19 today. I asked her a few days ago what kind of cake she would like for her birthday and she insisted that she wanted a plain sponge cake, with whipped cream and strawberries.  «Are you sure», I told her «this is way too easy.  […]

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Continue reading about Chocolate Cupcakes & Strawberry Mousse Cake

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 13th, 2011

I wouldn’t say that we get particularly into Valentine’s Day but since everybody is posting recipes, here is a perfect cake if you plan to make one.  I made this cake for my husband last October for his name day, just after our 30 years wedding anniversary and even after 30 years of marriage we […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 30th, 2010

Remember in my post for Uses of leftovers –  Part I:  Cookies, I mentioned a dessert I had prepared a few days before Christmas and stored it in the deep freezer? Today it’s time for revelation. I made this dessert on the day I was making the Whoopie Pies.   The problem when making a dessert […]

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Continue reading about Black Lava Orange Gateau, A gourmet dessert made out of leftovers

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2010

There always seems to be a new trend in baking and after the frenzy of cupcakes a couple of years ago, where everybody was making cupcakes and then last year with macaroons, this year I have read that whoopie pies  will be the new trend, so I am sure we will be seeing A LoT […]

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I don’t know if you have ever tasted carob syrup but it’s amazing.    They say that it’s a good substitute for chocolate.   I bring some from Cyprus every time I visit and use it often in many recipe.  If you can find it please try it or otherwise substitute it with «epsima» called petimezi […]

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Continue reading about Carob Syrup, Koulourouthkia me Teratsomelo and Spiced Ginger Chocolate Cake with Teratsomelo (Carob Syrup)

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 10th, 2010

I made this recipe last week which I adapted from the Joy of Baking but used ingredients I had at home.  I used hazelnuts instead of pecans, demerera sugar instead of white sugar, I had only 2 ripe bananas, instead of 3, so I made some minor adjustments to the recipe. My twist to the […]

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Continue reading about Banana Muffins with Mint Chocolate and hazelnuts

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 20th, 2010

Update:  Voting for Project Food Blog has started.  If you like you can vote for me directly  from the widget. Thank you, Ivy I see lots of posts that summer is over and fall recipes are showing all over the blogosphere. Well, not here in Greece!!  It’s still summer, still going to the beach, temperature […]

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