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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 17th, 2009

The 16th of October has been declared as “World Bread Day” by the International Union Of Bakers And Bakers-Confectioners (UIB). On that occasion Zorra, at “Kochtopf”, is organizing an event in order to celebrate bread and the art of bread making around the world.  I participated last year as well and although I was planning […]

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Ivy on Ιουλίου 6th, 2009

Tiganopsomo, which means fried bread is very easy to make.   All you need is any kind of yeast bread dough, which is fried in olive oil.  Some times it is filled with cheese, such as feta or any other hard Greek cheese but when it is not filled, it can turn into a dessert by […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 30th, 2009

Now that it’s summer and very hot, it’s hard to stay at home, so I have been away during the weekend and we came back last evening.  I’ve had too many other things to do, so I haven’t had time to visit friends but hope to do this soon. After the Beef and Pork Galette, […]

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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 6th, 2009

Vol au Vent, plural Vols au Vent (meaning flight in the wind, probably because the puff pastry is very light and airy)  is a baked shell of puff pastry, filled as with either chicken, game, or fish or seafood, such as prawns, in a cream sauce. I spotted these Vols au vent at my friend […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 14th, 2008

After making my first tart recipe with peaches I read more recipes about making tarts and since this one worked fine for me I decided to post the tart shell separately as I will be using it a lot in the future. Basic Tart Shell or Pâte Brisée Makes two – 9 inch (23 cm) […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 11th, 2008

Kaloirka is a traditional Cypriot recipe, which is a pasta dish filled with minced veal or beef, similar to meat ravioli, maybe a remnant from the Venetian rule on the island!!    This was the first time I made ravioli with ground beef.   I usually make them with a cheese filling but it was something […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 23rd, 2008

Etymology: Flaouna pl. flaounes is a traditional cheese bread we make in Cyprus during Easter, with phyllo filled with  a special Cypriot cheese made during easter and mint.  The word Flaouna, is derived from the ancient Greek word πᾰλάθη (palathi) > flado > fladoonis > flatouna > flaouna. History: It is believed that flaouna is reminiscent […]

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Ivy on Απριλίου 13th, 2008

Loukoumades or Lokmades, as they are called in Cyprus, take their name from the Arabic words «luqma(t) plural luqūm«, lokma and lokum, meaning morsel or mouthful,  and are made in many places on earth. I realized this when I participated  in the eventIt’s time to make Doughnuts, where I participated with a doughnut from Symi, Greece, Called Akoumia Symiaka. […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 14th, 2008

For those who are fasting for Greek lent a variety of different food is necessary. Do you know what they used to have for breakfast some generations back? Bread and olives and that kept them strong and healthy to work all day in the fields. However, how tasteful the olives may be we never eat […]

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Continue reading about Eliopita, Eliotes or Eliopitakia (Cypriot olive pies)


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