Cookies And Biscuits

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 16th, 2009

Pastitsia is a version of Amygalota, which means that this is a coookie with almonds.  It has almost the same same ingredients as a macaron or a macaroon and is crunchy outside, soft inside and chewy. These cookies used to be the traditional confection offered at engagements in Cyprus and weddings in many parts of […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 15th, 2009

Kourabies (pl. kourabiedes), as most of you, who follow my blog, must know by now, are the Greek shortbread cookies  made during Christmas.    In the older times, before the use of the mixer, these cookies needed elaborate preparation and that was done by hand, so these were made for special occasions such as weddings, christenings […]

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Continue reading about Melt in your mouth Kourabiedes

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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Continue reading about Christmas Chocolate Wafer Coconut Roulade

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 8th, 2009

Kaltsounia or Kalitsounia, is probably the most known Cretan recipe.   Remember my post on Calzone where I mentioned the connection of the two names? Kaltsounia can be either with a sweet or savory filling and the pastry shell differs in each case.  Savory Kaltsounia use a pastry phyllo in which they add raki and for […]

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Continue reading about Limoncello Kaltsounia or Lychnarakia, another twist

Ivy on Μαΐου 30th, 2009

I wanted to make something sweet but as this was not planned I opened my kitchen closets and looked for ingredients to see what I could make.  I did not have eggs, I did not have enough regular sugar, I did not have vanilla, I looked into the drawers where my spices are looking for […]

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Continue reading about Orange flavoured Pecan and Almond Cookies

As I told you in my previous post, we visited an exhibition on Lakonian products.   The first part was all about olives and Greek olive oil. I have taken many photos but as it is impossible to show all the exhibition, I have made a few collages so that you may see and  find […]

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Continue reading about Honey, Peanut butter, Chocolate and Pastelli Cookies – Lakonia Part II

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2008

Melomakarona are one of our Christmas traditional cookies which are infused in honey.  They have no butter, no eggs, nothing dairy but they are so tasty you cannot just eat one.  They can be preserved for a very long time but they get a bit dry as time passes.  That does not make them less […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 22nd, 2008

Kourabiedes are similar to shortbread cookies.  There are many recipes of kourabiedes but the main ingredient which gives this traditional Greek cookie its taste is the Greek sheep’s butter.   However, if you cannot find Greek sheep’s butter you can also make them with any other butter you usually use. I have made kourabiedes quite […]

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Continue reading about Kourabiedes

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 18th, 2008

My husband started doing the shopping  when he realized that when I was with him we ended up with a huge bill.   He usually goes to our neighbourhood supermarket where we can get all we need but in order to get some unusual ingredients we have to go  to one of the big chain supermarkets […]

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Continue reading about Bitter Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 7th, 2008

  Whenever I visit Bobbie, of Blog Chef, I really love all his recipes and have made a few of them which were fantastic. Recently I discovered that apart from his savory recipes, Bobby makes the most amazing desserts as well. He recently made some macaroons.  These cookies should not  be confused with the French […]

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Continue reading about Coconut and Almond Macaroons and A Gluten Free Macaroons Cookie Recipe

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