Creams-puddings

Ivy on Ιουλίου 12th, 2014

This recipe started when I attempted to make mozarella cheese and failed! It’s not the first time that amazing recipes are created after an unsuccessful attempt to make something else.  Technically this is not the traditional panna cotta made with full fat cream but a much lighter version made with two kinds of milk and […]

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Continue reading about Goat Cheese and White Chocolate Panna Cotta

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 16th, 2013

Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert made with heavy cream. «Panna» means cream and  and «cotta» means cooked.  In panna cotta heavy cream is sweetened with sugar and thickened with gelatine. A dessert such as Panna Cotta with heavy cream is surely delicious and very easy to make.  However, it is loaded with calories, as any […]

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Continue reading about Healthier Greek-style Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Cherry Compote

Ivy on Μαΐου 3rd, 2011

Last week we were without electricity for three days, so on Saturday evening when the electricity was restored it was too late to go shopping. On Sunday I wanted to make a dessert but unfortunately there was no fresh milk, no eggs, no butter, no heavy cream (you get the point), so  I opened the […]

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Continue reading about Caramelized Rice Pudding

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 20th, 2011

Today is my mum’s memorial day, she died 15 years ago but it also coincides with my brother’s memorial as it is six months since he left us, so it’s a very emotional day for me but so long as we remember them, they will always stay alive.   May they both RIP. Subconciously I chose […]

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Continue reading about Kantaifi Orange Pudding with leftovers

Ivy on Ιουνίου 10th, 2010

I haven’t made a real dessert for ages, so I have been  really looking forward to making a cake  for my husband’s birthday, which is today. Cheesecake is one of our favourite desserts but being on the Mediterranean Diet, for a few months now, I didn’t want to make something loaded with calories and unfortunately […]

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Continue reading about No guilt Apricot Cheesecake

Eating healthily according to the Mediterranean Diet, does not mean depriving yourself of all treats! If you want to eat a dessert every now and then, just be smart about what you eat.  All the ingredients I used to make this cream is low fat.  I used low fat cream, low fat Greek yoghurt and […]

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Continue reading about Low Fat Greek Strawberry and Apricot Yoghurt – Cream Cheese Panna Cotta

Ivy on Μαΐου 26th, 2010

Mahalebi is a cream we make in Cyprus like pudding. The traditional way of flavouring this cream is with rose water, rose syrup and orange blossom water. Back at home my mom served it with spoon sweets and a little syrup on top and my favourite would be with bitter orange spoon sweet. For a […]

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Continue reading about Light Milk Mahalebi with Strawberries

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 1st, 2010

1st February today and «Kalo Mina» as we Greeks wish each other at the beginning of each month, which is a wish to have a great month. I have been asked by Sierra Rose to review her cookbook, «Mom’s Favorite Recipes» which is a collection of classic American recipes, like Chocolate Chip  Cookies, Southern Style […]

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Continue reading about Lemon Meringue Pie and a Giveaway

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 5th, 2009

In my previous post where I made Greek yoghurt for the first time, I told you that the first time I made it, it did not set as it should and it looked more like a cream rather than a yoghurt. It still tasted like yoghurt but what was I supposed to do with it?  […]

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Continue reading about Yoghurt and Pomegranate Mousse

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2009

The history of Greek red saffron or Krokos Kozanis (Crocus Sativus Linneaus plant) dates back to prehistoric Greece. In modern Greece, it starts again in the 17th century when traders from Kozani, Macedonia, bring the red saffron back from Austria. For 300 years, Greek red saffron is systematically cultivated under the warmth of the Greek […]

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Continue reading about Krokos Kozanis (Crocus) or Zafora (Greek Saffron) & Ryzogalo

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