Cookies And Biscuits

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2012

This year, like every Christmas, I have made some of the traditional Greek desserts I make every year. These melt in your mouth kourabiedes, which are buttery, shortbread cookies, are based on the recipe contained in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!  The basic ingredients are the same but this year […]

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Continue reading about Peanut Butter Cookies and the traditional desserts I made for Christmas

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 15th, 2012

Although in my last post I mentioned that it would take a long time to have an internet connection, things turned out much easier than what we were originally expecting and got the telephone line installed a couple of weeks after we arrived. It was a real odyssey to relocate and three weeks later most […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 11th, 2012

  Lambriatika or Paschalina Koulourakia are Greek Easter butter cookies, which are traditionally made only during Easter and have a distinct flavour as baking ammonia is used as the leavening agent.    Baking ammonia, or ammonium bicarbonate, was used before the advent of baking soda and baking powder.  It is a chemical leavening agent originally made from […]

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Continue reading about Lambriatika Koulourakia (Greek Easter Cookies)

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 14th, 2012

I am really excited and very, very happy to have won a copy of Jill’s cookbook «Mad About Macarons». Macarons are the new madness, frenziness, fashion, trend or whatever else you want to call it in desserts.   I tried making macarons a few months ago but the recipe I found online and tried, turned them […]

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Continue reading about Mad About Macarons Mastichas

Christmas time is a period when we all over indulge into baking cakes, cookies, and other Christmas treats.  We bake so much that we eat and eat and they never seem to end.   Now, if you are lucky and working, you can always «get rid» of a few calories by taking some at your […]

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Continue reading about Quince Gingerbread Yoghurt Cheesecake – Uses for leftovers – Part I: Cookies

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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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 24th, 2009

In Cyprus it is tradition to offer these treats after the wedding, instead of bombonieres (favours), which are offered in Greece. After the church ceremony the couple and the parents of the bride and groom line up for congratulations and one of these wedding cakes are offered to the guests, neatly folded in cellophane paper. […]

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Continue reading about Loukoumia tou Gamou (Cypriot Wedding Cakes)

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 20th, 2009

I made these cookies last June when my son was still living in Switzerland and came to visit us for a few days.  I made them the day before he left so that he could take some with him and share them with his room mates, but by the next day the three of them […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 18th, 2009

It’s been very hectic the past days with so many things to do that I hardly find time to post or visit my favourite blogs.  I am going to make a quick post because I want to thank all of my readers which have reached Kopiaste to over 1.000 hits a day. Melomakarona are our […]

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Continue reading about Melomakarona (Greek Honey Cookies) and a giveaway

This time of the year I don’t feel like posting any other recipes than cookies or cakes so I’ve opened my file and found lots of recipes I made throughout the year and I think this would be the best time to post them. I am starting with one recipe which I made last Christmas […]

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Continue reading about To be tempted with Peanut Butter Cookies, or not to be tempted, that is the question..


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