Christmas

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 4th, 2007

Christmas is nearly here and in Greece melomakarona and kourabiedes are the most popular among the sweets. It’s impossible for us to image Christmas without them.In a few days the platters will be full of them and the bakeries and confectioneries will have «white mountains» of kourabiedes,  for those who do not have the time […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 4th, 2007

Almond paste is made from ground almonds and sugar, typically 50-55%, with a small amount of cooking oil, beaten eggs, heavy cream or corn syrup added to bind the two ingredients. It is similar to marzipan but marzipan contains more sugar than almond paste, and often contains additional ingredients such as food preserves and food […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Today, making Christopsomo (which translates as «Christ’s Bread») is still considered by many to be a sacred task, and great care is taken in its preparation. Christmas bread (Christopsomo – pron. Christopsomo) or kouloúra tou Christoú (round bread of Christ) graces the Christmas table. Christ Bread was once the centerpiece of traditional Greek Christmas tables, […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 1st, 2007

  Some cakes which are not part of our culinary habits have been adapted by us and added to our cuisine. Among these cakes is the Christmas cake, which must have been introduced to us when Cyprus was a British Colony. I can remember it from my childhood and I have been doing this recipe […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 1st, 2007

This is the traditional English Christmas cake recipe.  I have never made this recipe but it was given to me by a friend of mine, who makes it every year. English Traditional Christmas cake Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 4 hours Ingredients: 9 oz plain flour ½ level teaspoon salt 1 level teaspoon ground […]

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