Desserts

Ivy on Μαΐου 26th, 2009

When my son visited us early May, just a few days before he came, it was his birthday, so we surprised him with a birthday cake. The sponge cake is the one I have been baking for years and your can see step by step instructions how to make the sponge here. I made a […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 18th, 2009

Halvas is one of my favourite desserts which I always make during Lent. I am giving you the basic recipe which was given to me by my sister, who serves this in their restaurant, but I would like to tell you how I made some changes. Halvas Nistisimos – Basic Recipe Serves: 12 Ingredients: 1 […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 5th, 2009

Daktyla kyrion (meaning ladies fingers) is one of the most known Cypriot pastry desserts and a speciality offered during the pre-lenten period  called «Sikoses» in Cyprus.   Pounded almonds are mixed with cinnamon, sugar and blossom water and the filling is wrapped in thin phyllo.  It is then fried and bathed in an aromatic syrup […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 7th, 2009

Blogging is wonderful and you get to know new people with different cultures, you cook their food and learn so much from them.  I have learnt so much since I’ve started blogging and met some amazing people and you my friends are among them.  As time passes we get closer and these friends are just […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 2nd, 2009

Last week when my sister visited me from Cyprus, I wanted to make a dessert but since I’ve been trying to eat lighter, I decided to make something, not so «sinful».    I also wanted to use mastic gum, since I am hosting this month’s event Think Spice.. Think Twice:  Fennel Seeds and Mastic Gum […]

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Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 13th, 2009

Why would I by posting a Nectarine Cake in the middle of winter? Nectarine is a medium-sized stone fruit – a variety of peaches or a mutation of the peach bearing fruit -  (Prunus persica) with a smooth red and yellow skin, firm yellowish-pink flesh and a peachy flavour with undertones of almond. Commonly showcased […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 23rd, 2008

Amygdala is the name of almonds in Greek and this dessert is called Amygdalota “all almonds”. There are a few versions either baked or not. These desserts are traditionally made in the Greek islands, shaped liked small pears with a clove inserted on the top and showered with confectioners’ sugar. I did not follow the […]

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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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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 17th, 2008

Oranges and Lemons Poem Oranges and lemons Say the bells of St Clement’s You owe me five farthings Say the bells of St Martin’s When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey When I grow rich Say the bells of Shoreditch When will that be? Say the bells of Stepney I’m sure […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 15th, 2008

I have been told by some friends again that I am still having problems with my site, as I also had with the previous post.   Although viewing it with Firefox I have no problem, I tried viewing my site with Internet Explorer and my post is mixed up with previous posts and code.  When I […]

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