Greek Cheese

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 21st, 2008

Fresh anthotyros is often called the Greek cream cheese because of its texture and taste, although it is more granular in texture than regular cream cheese. It is traditionally used as a table or dessert cheese and as an ingredient in stuffed pies (pitas). It goes well with fruits such as figs, pears, and apples. […]

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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 20th, 2008

I few days ago I posted about Galatopita which was the dessert I made for our Wedding Anniversary. That day I also made this recipe. You probably all know by now how much I love mushrooms and this is a recipe I’ve been making over and over again since I made it a couple of […]

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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 17th, 2008

Inspired by Cypriot Bourekia, which are made with homemade phyllo, anari (whey cheese similar to ricotta), cinnamon and orange blossom water, I made these easy, cheesy, beautiful desserts with store bough phyllo. They were easy to make and tasted wonderful. I put the cream cheese and anthotyro in the mixer bowl and mixed them together […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 4th, 2008

Yesterday I didn’t know what to prepare for lunch and remembered that I had some lasagna in my pantry which were there for quite a long time. I had some vegetables, bell peppers and mushrooms and some spring onions, carrots, parsley and eggplants from last week’s visit to the farmers” market, which needed to be […]

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Ivy on Αυγούστου 12th, 2008

I have lots of recipes I have gathered during all these months and for which I did not have the time to write about them. So instead of writing a lot of things I thought that it would be the time to write some of these recipes and have them in autopost for the period […]

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Ivy on Αυγούστου 8th, 2008

This is a twist to the Cypriot Tyropita recipe I make with halloumi. However, adding new ingredients to it, makes a totally different savory cake. Instead of adding ham and turkey, you can substitute it with bacon which you have to grill or fry before using and discard the fat. Of course, bacon gives a […]

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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 Φεβρουαρίου 15th, 2008

Can you think of a better way to start your breakfast? I am sure you can, but here’s a kind of breakfast we have in Cyprus. It’s a a Halloumi cake, with lots and lots and lots and lots of mint. It’s so easy to make and yet you just can’t have enough of it.  […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 13th, 2008

Every Tuesday there is a “Laiki agora” (farmers’ market) near my house so when I went last week, it was not in my plans to buy spinach but then I saw a stall with really nice and tender spinach. I bought some spinach to make spanakopita and when I washed the spinach, I separated and […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 11th, 2007

Anari is a Cypriot soft cheese and this easy dessert is a sort of Cypriot cheesecake.  It is very refreshing and very tasteful. Ingredients: 2 packets of sfogliatine biscuits 1 kilo of unsalted anari cheese 1 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon ½ cup of orange blossom water Whipping cream 1 heavy cream […]

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